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    Simmons, 76ers settle his grievance over salary

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers have settled the grievance he filed to recoup a portion of last season’s salary, a person with knowledge of the details said on Monday.

    Simmons was seeking a portion of the nearly USD20 million that was withheld after he refused to suit up for the 76ers last season. He was eventually traded to the Brooklyn Nets in February for a package headlined by James Harden.

    The person confirmed the settlement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because terms were to remain confidential. The agreement was first reported by ESPN.

    Simmons was the number one pick by the 76ers in 2016 and became an All-Star. But he was heavily criticised after he struggled when the top-seeded 76ers were upset by Atlanta in the 2021 Eastern Conference semifinals.

    Simmons then cited mental health concerns for not playing last season. He then had back problems in Brooklyn and ended up missing the entire season.

    Brooklyn Nets’ Ben Simmons. PHOTO: AP
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