Simmons and the 76ers agreed on compensation

Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers have reached a settlement in a complaint filed by the Australian to recover part of the almost 20 million United States (US) dollars he was withheld.

Both parties agreed not to disclose the exact financial settlement reached.

Simmons and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) filed the complaint in April after the player failed to reach an agreement with Philadelphia. The parties commenced arbitration proceedings, but reached an agreement before an award was entered.

The Philadelphia club claimed that B. Simmons violated the contract under the NBA and NBPA collective bargaining agreement, so the team has the right to return the money paid to him before the season. After the quarterback requested a trade, the 76ers claimed Simmons violated his player contract by not showing up for the start of training camp and refusing to play in games.

Simmons arrived in Philadelphia before the season started, but cited his mental health as the reason he was so limited in team activities.

The player was paid in full for his time with the Nets after Feb. 10. trade that took place, even though he never played a single game in Brooklyn. Simmons underwent surgery for a disc injury in April and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in late September.

Simmons was the first pick in the 2016 NBA draft, and in 2019 he signed a five-year maximum salary of $170 million. dollar contract.

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