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Rev up the Postmates app. Joel Embiid, unofficial mayor of Philadelphia and king of the NBA internet, has agreed to a max extension with the Sixers, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. It is laden with incentives and includes significant protections, according to reports; Zach Lowe says it may be the most complex contract in league history.

If Embiid hits qualifying criteria this season — like making an All-NBA team — this could be a $178 million deal over five years. Woj reports there's a clause in there that would allow the Sixers to waive Embiid if he's physically unable to play and the player wouldn't get all the cash.

As such, it's complicated to figure how much of a risk this deal is for the Sixers and how good or bad it is for Embiid. Except for the fact that he has played 31 games, and he was so damn good in those games that he locked up a potential $178 million deal. It speaks highly of Embiid's talent.

Mike Sykes goes inside the chase for the sneaker market's hottest free agent, Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Ricky O'Donnell went to USA Basketball's camp last weekend and came back with a report on the 15- and 16-year-old prospects you need to know.

I wrote about how the threat of restricted free agency helped the Nuggets get a good price on Gary Harris' extension.

Sam Amick reports the NBA will announce a massive rights deal with Japanese tech comapny Rakuten. This is the company paying the Warriors $20 million a year to wear its patch on their jerseys.

Good work, Your Airness: Michael Jordan is funding two health clinics in disadvantaged communities in Charlotte.

Mirin Fader with a smart piece letting the people around Lonzo Ball tell you about Lonzo Ball.

Surprising few, Dwyane Wade will start for the Cavaliers. J.R. Smith will come off the bench.

Meet the real Dion Waiters.

Zach Lowe sorts the 30 teams into tiers and discusses them all.

Carmelo Anthony is fitting in quite well with the new-look Thunder.

This end-of-quarter heave by Jarrett Jack missed by roughly two kilometers.

Happy Shea Day. Shea Serrano's basketball book is available today, unless it's sold out, in which case, what were you waiting for?

It sounds like Marcus Smart wants an extension to remain in Boston and the Celtics aren't really too interested in doing a deal right now.

Vince Carter explains why he isn't interesting in chasing rings.