76ers, Ben Simmons reach settlement agreement on grievance: Source

Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers have come to terms on a settlement agreement for the grievance Simmons filed to recoup a portion of nearly $20 million of his salary, a league source confirmed to The Athletic on Monday. ESPN first reported the news.

The 76ers withheld the money from Simmons as a result of his failure to play games during the 2021-2022 season.

Simmons, 26, did not play for Philadelphia at all last season due to a lingering back issue and mental health struggles. The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year was then traded to the Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 10 in a blockbuster trade that sent James Harden to the 76ers. Simmons did not suit up for the Nets for the remainder of the regular and postseason.

Once Simmons was settled in Brooklyn, he filed a grievance in April to recoup the money that the 76ers withheld from him since he did not play.

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