Ben Simmons’ Latest Instagram Activity Shows He Couldn’t Care Less About Potential Fines He Could Face

Published 10/01/2021, 6:30 AM EDT


Ben Simmons’ trade saga is currently the biggest talking point in the NBA circles. The 25-year-old Australian has been with the Philadelphia 76ers since 2016, but now, he wants out. Almost every big team has now been linked with Ben Simmons. Every day comes up with a new development in the trade saga.

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However, the Sixers want an equally good player in exchange for Simmons. But they haven’t received a good replacement bid for Simmons and this has led to a standoff between the franchise and their former no.1 pick. Simmons has reportedly informed his team that he longer wishes to continue with the team and will not report for the training camp.

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But there are penalties and fines involved when a player under-contract fails to report to the team. According to several reports, Ben is ready to pay a fine for not attending the training camp. Recently, Summons has also liked an Instagram post that breaks down the fines he could face.

Ben Simmons likes an IG post showing fines he could face

Simmons recently liked an Instagram post that broke down the fines and penalties he could face in the coming season for not reporting to his team.

The Australian can be fined up to $1.3 million for missing the practice sessions in total. He will be fined $227k for every session. But it has been reported that Simmons is ready to pay the hefty sum. Ben has no plans of returning to the Sixers and this won’t the only penalty he has to pay. Here’s the breakdown of how much he can be fined:

Missing media day: Up to $50k

Practice: $2500 (1st), $5000 (2nd), $7500 (3rd),

Practice 4th and beyond: Up to $50k

Exhibition and regular-season games (Up to 20): $277k per game

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Regular season game (21 to 82): $300k

The Sixers are yet to find a suitor for Ben Simmons and it’s yet to be seen if the fines could change Simmons’ mind. Ben Simmons is under contract with the Sixers till 2024-25 season and expects the Sixers to accept the best trade deal being offered.

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However, the Sixers president is still hopeful that a consensus could be reached between the team and the player. It’ll be interesting to see the new developments in Simmons’ trade saga in the next few days as the preseason starts.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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