The Philadelphia 76ers and Ben Simmons have reached a confidential settlement on the nearly $20 million withheld from his contract last season. Simmons signed a five-year, $170 million contract extension in 2019 with the Sixers.
Simmons cited his mental health for the reason his participation in team activities was limited.
The 76ers maintained Simmons was in breach of contract for failing to show up for the start of training camp and refusing to play in preseason and regular season games.
Beginning with Simmons' first paycheck on Nov. 15, Philadelphia began to take back the per-game salary of $360,000 for each game Simmons missed in the season. Because Simmons received a $16.5 million advance of his $33 million salary in the offseason, there wasn't enough money in each paycheck to cover the per-game deductions.
The 76ers traded Simmons to the Brooklyn Nets at last season's deadline.