Anyone would think that by now the Ben Simmons soap opera would be more than solved. But far from finding a way out, the situation increasingly as the days go by. The Australian’s default declaration put the Sixers management on the clock to find a satisfactory trade. The big drawback is that if before this challenge Daryl Morey had already observed that perhaps the price of Simmons was lower than expected, now it directly falls with each hour that passes. Thus, Philadelphia intends to maintain its ambitions regarding the transfer, even considering starting training camp with the player on the squad and threatening to fine him for each session he does not appear.
Faced with this situation, Simmons continues to plant and exert pressure through his representation agency Klutch Sports. This was echoed by Brian Windhorst for ESPN, securing that the last thing the player has let the franchise know is that it is not his problem to recover his transfer value. With this, the Australian seeks to put pressure on the Sixers so that they end up pulling the trigger even feeling that the transfer is not as beneficial as they would like.
The journalist also pointed out something interesting. And it is that the player will receive half of his annual salary -16.5 million dollars- on the first day of October, with which he would have a certain economic cushion to face the sanctions that would arrive from September 28. Putting all the cards on the table, it looks like it’s going to be a longer war than anticipated.
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