Joel Embiid is going to be a rich man, whether he plays a game for the Sixers or not.

The $9 million the Philadelphia 76ers ownership will pay Joel Embiid in his first two years will come out of their pockets because of insurance issues, per ESPN.com.

Because Embiid’s right foot was a pre-existing injury, Embiid’s right foot was excluded from the policy.

If Embiid’s foot were insured, the 76ers would have received roughly 60 percent, or $5.4 million back, from the league’s insurance policy.

On Saturday, Yahoo Sports reported that Embiid will have a second surgery on his right foot this week. The team announced on July 11 that Embiid would miss his second straight season due to the setback.

Embiid could also collect another $5 million if he walks away from the game before three seasons.

By Glenn Erby


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