adidas Signs Joel Embiid & Marcus Smart
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Earlier today, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported that Joel Embiid and Marcus Smart will also be wearing stripes.
Embiid, the third overall pick in last month's draft, could miss this season while recovering from foot surgery, but was regarded the consensus number one pick prior to his injury. He wore adidas during his stay at Kansas.
Taken by the Boston Celtics at sixth overall, Smart was the Big 12 Player of the Year at Oklahoma State last season. He was recently spotted wearing the D Rose 773 III during Summer League.
As far as numbers are concerned, Goodman added, "Embiid gets $1.5 million total over 4 years, Smart will get $1.2 total."
If this report is correct, that would give adidas four of the top six picks from this year's draft. Second overall pick Jabari Parker, landed with Jordan Brand last month, while fourth pick Aaron Gordon is headed to Nike.
UPDATE: @adidasHoops has confirmed the signings of Embiid and Smart.
"I couldn't be happier to make it official, I am now a member of the adidas family,” said Marcus Smart.
“adidas is a brand I’ve always admired, I'm very happy to join their team as I start my NBA career,” said Joel Embiid.
What do you think of adidas' latest additions to the basketball roster?
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