Joel Embiid signed a five-year, $146 million extension with the Philadelphia 76ers in October, which could increase to $178 million if he earns first-team All-NBA honors this season.
Embiid has an outside shot at making the team due to his strong play combined with Rudy Gobert's injury and Anthony Davis playing power forward. DeMarcus Cousins is currently considered Embiid's toughest competition for the spot.
The 76ers would lose $5 million in cap space next season (and future seasons) with the Embiid cap hit increasing.
Embiid currently has played 532 minutes (29.6 per game) in the 18 games played.