Ben Simmons Makes His Intentions Clear About Leaving 76ers As He Lists His Philly Home Worth $3.1 Million for Sale

Published 10/05/2021, 11:23 PM EDT
Dec 23, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) dribbles up court against the Washington Wizards during the third quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


The off-season might have seen multiple trades and free agent signings, but there seems to be no end to the growing storyline of Ben Simmons’ departure from the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Simmons who started off as the primary point guard of the team has shown incredible skill in terms of passing and court vision ever since his debut. Not only that, his defense has shone throughout his career in the league.

But with the lack of a jump shot, Simmons hasn’t meshed that well with Joel Embiid who primarily is a dominant post scorer. Given how questionable the fit alongside Embiid has been for years and the amount of slander he received after the 2021 playoffs, Simmons is seemingly on his way out of the team.

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Ben Simmons puts his $3.1 million residence in Philly up for sale

Ever since the start of the off-season, the Ben Simmons’ situation has certainly had its twist and turns. Be it the Australian failing to show up at the training camp or media day, the 25-year-old seems adamant to maneuver from the 76ers.

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While coach Doc Rivers and even teammates like Matisse Thybulle have tried to convince the want-away star, it seems the 3-time All-Star is unfazed by all of it. Simmons certainly has made his intentions clear with his latest antics. According to NBA insider Keith Pompey, the 25-year-old has put up one of his residences in Philly up for sale.

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In a recent report, Pompey wrote, “In what could be another sign that Ben Simmons is serious about not returning to the Philadelphia area, the 76ers point guard put one of his residences up for sale and according to sources discussed the possibility of selling the other one,”

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He added, “His place at The Ritz-Carlton Residences of Philadelphia was listed on Sunday for $3.1 million.” This is certainly the indication about how determined the Australian is to exit the 76ers.

Despite reports of Philly opting to freeze out his salary or even bench him rather than trading him, it seems like Simmons won’t be seen in a 76ers jersey anytime soon. Should Philly hold out the 3-time All-Star or letting him go for cheap a better option? Let us know in the comments section down below.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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