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Ben Simmons And The 76ers Have Reached A Settlement Agreement On All-Star's Grievance To Recoup $20 Million In Salary, Says Adrian Wojnarowski

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Ben Simmons' trade saga with the Philadelphia 76ers was long and drawn out, but eventually, the star ended up getting moved to the Brooklyn Nets in a package that got the 76ers James Harden.

Once he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets, Ben Simmons ended up filing a grievance against the Philadelphia 76ers about the $20 million of salary that the team withheld from him while he was sitting out games.

Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons has filed a grievance to challenge the nearly $20 million of salary withheld to him by the Philadelphia 76ers this season. 

Recently, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN announced that Ben Simmons has managed to recoup part of the withheld salary. He noted that both sides "agreed to confidentiality" about the specifics of the "financial settlement reached".

Brooklyn Nets All-Star guard Ben Simmons and his former team, the Philadelphia 76ers, reached a settlement agreement on the grievance Simmons filed to recoup a portion of the nearly $20 million withheld from him as a result of his failure to play games in the 2021-2022 season, sources told ESPN on Monday.

Both sides agreed to confidentiality on the exact financial settlement reached, sources said.

Simmons and the National Basketball Players Association filed the grievance in April after the discussions between Simmons' representatives at Klutch Sports and the 76ers didn't result in a settlement, sources said. The sides entered into an arbitration process but reached a settlement agreement prior to a judgment.

There is no doubt that this is welcome news for Ben Simmons. $20 million is not a small amount of money to lose, and to recoup even part of his withheld salary is amazing for him.

It remains to be seen how well Ben Simmons ends up doing next year. He missed the entirety of the 2021-22 season, but perhaps we will see him healthy and motivated next year for the Nets, and it definitely seems as though Ben Simmons is primed for a bounce-back year.