KiBen Simmons, Sixers Reportedly Agree To Settlement

Image credit - Getty images

KiBen Simmons, Sixers Reportedly Agree To Settlement

Ben Simmons lost a lot of money by not playing for the Philadelphia 76ers at the start of the 2021–22 NBA season.

But after filing a complaint against 76 people for recovery of some of that salary,

Looks like a compromise has been reached.

According to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Simmons and the 76ers have settled on the complaint.

The 76ers withheld almost $20 million in salary from Simmons for failing to play the game before being traded.

According to the report, 76 people said Simmons breached his contract by failing to appear for training camp,

Not playing preseason games and not playing regular season games before being traded to the Brooklyn Nets.

However, Simmons has cited mental health as being so limiting in his team's participation that season.

The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

Ben Simmons was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft

and debuted the following season, winning Rookie of the Year honors.

Over the next three years, Simmons would emerge as one of the best point guards in the NBA,

Making three straight All-Star Games.

But his shooting was his Achilles heel,

And his output in the playoffs never came close to what he could do in the regular season.

After the 2021 NBA playoffs, and in the months ahead, the fanbase turned to Simmons,

He stopped participating in team events altogether.

Simmons eventually did not play the following season and ended the year with the Brooklyn Nets.