Ben Simmons has resolved a $28.5 million dispute with his former organization, therefore he is now “barred” from making his long-awaited NBA comeback with the Brooklyn Nets.
After refusing to comply, Simmons, this week resolved his dispute with the Philadelphia 76ers to recover a chunk of his compensation from the previous season.
Simmons, who had back surgery earlier this year during the playoffs, is anticipated to start for the Nets on Oct. 4 when they play their first preseason game.
When Simmons steps on the court on Oct. 4 against the Miami Heat, it will have been 472 days since he played his final NBA minute in the now-famous Week 7 playoff game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks.
Sharpshooter Seth Curry, who was later dealt to Brooklyn along with Simmons and big man Andre Drummond in a historic trade last season.
Curry revealed the Australian’s mentality and created a picture of a star prepared to dispel some skeptics.
He’s in good spirits, I’ve met him a couple of times since the end of the season, he told Wide World of Sports.
He’s been working out hard in the gym, and from what I’ve heard and seen, he’s been stuck in Brooklyn just trying to be ready for next year.
” We had a terrific relationship and accomplished a lot of good things while playing together in Philadelphia the previous season, so maybe we’ll continue that trend into the upcoming year.”
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