Sixers Exercise Option on Joel Embiid, Stauskas and Noel
The Philadelphia 76ers announced today the team has exercised the third-year contact options on center Joel Embiid and guard Nik Stauskas, and the fourth-year contract option on forward Nerlens Noel - the deadline to make a decision on these players is Monday.
The move keeps the Sixers committed to all three, including Embiid, who has never appeared in a game for the team. The team is hopeful is latest bone graft surgery will go well and he will be able to make an impact on the floor next season.
Stauskas was brought over in a deal this offseason, the team is hoping he can regain his college shooting touch - he shoot just 32.2% from 3-point range as a rookie in Sacramento after connecting on 44.1% of his 3-pointers in college at Michigan.
The Noel move was to be expected, he opened the season with 14 points and 12 rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks in the season opener on Wednesday after averaging 9.9 points and 8.1 rebounds last year.
The only other player the Sixers need to make a decision on is guard Tony Wroten, who won't be back with the team until about December while recovering from a ACL injury,