NBA rumors: Ben Simmons unable to recoup money due to games missed

Beginning with Monday’s game against the Raptors, the Sixers plan to fine Simmons for every game — both preseason and regular season — that he is away from the team. For each game missed, Philadelphia will deduct roughly $360,000 from that $8.25 million placed in escrow. The fine falls under the agreement spelled out between the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association in the Health and Safety Protocols, where a player who is unable to play due to “reasonable cause” will have his compensation for this season reduced by 1/91.6th (about 1.09%) of the player’s base compensation for each game he misses.
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