Joel Embiid had the ideal reaction to his monster $148 million extension

Joel Embiid is a big piece of the 76ers future which is why it's imperative that he stays healthy

He's shown that he's certainly a max player when he's on the court, but making that sort of financial commitment to an injury-prone big man is a risk indeed.

According to USA TODAY Sports, Embiid agreed to a five-year, $148 million extension with the Sixers on Monday.

It seems Philadelphia wrote the contract with the 23-year-old's injury history in mind.

For Embiid, the deal is a remarkable commitment to his vast talent given that he's only been healthy enough to play 31 regular-season games since the 76ers selected him with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

ESPN reported the 76ers would receive salary-cap protection if Embiid sustains a significant injury. There was plenty of speculation, though, that the contract could include some creative and (very) interesting language on the heels of widespread injury issues that have plagued Embiid through his first three professional seasons.

Based on the details of what sources are describing as a complex contract structure, the 76ers would have to waive Embiid for him not to reach the full value of his $148 million extension.

Also noteworthy from Wojnarowski's report is that Embiid could make himself significantly more money with a tremendous 2017-2018 season.

Embiid will start with Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, Jerryd Bayless and Robert Covington as Brown trims down his rotations looking ahead to the regular season.

Preseason or no preseason, it's hard not to be impressed with Joel Embiid's showing during the Philadelphia 76ers' contest against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday at Nassau Coliseum.

Embiid playing like this is exactly what 76ers fans have been waiting for during The Process as the team accumulated talent in an effort to make the postseason for the first time since the 2011-12 campaign.

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