The 76ers star is focusing on preparing for the 2019-20 season with Philadelphia instead, his agent Rich Paul told ESPN on Saturday.
Ben Simmons' new deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, said to be worth $170million, has been confirmed.
The Lakers' win-total projection over/under is 51½, while the defending champ Raptors, without Kawhi, are at 45½. The Warriors open at 47½.
The Philadelphia 76ers have tied down Ben Simmons, according to reports, signing him to a max contract worth $170million.
The deal is worth a reported $170 million, according to Simmons' agent. He was heading into the final year of his rookie contract.
The Philadelphia 76ers will "walk to the Finals" next season, according to James Ennis.
“It’s a good team, and a good chance of winning," Ennis told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "The East is going to be wide open."
The Philadelphia 76ers announced two pieces of big news on Wednesday, with Al Horford joining and Tobias Harris re-signing.
Horford was a vital member of the Celtics' rotation last season, but declined his $30.1 million player option with Boston last month.