Brooklyn Nets player Ben Simmons has reportedly parted ways with his agency, Klutch Sports. The two sides got into a dialogue earlier this week and both mutually decided that their partnership had run its course.
Simmons has been out due to an injury and has missed the last 11 games and there are speculations that he will also miss the rest of the season. Before being traded to the Nets for James Harden, he infamously had a bitter relationship with his former team, the Philadelphia Sixers, which resulted in him demanding a trade and sitting out most of last season.
Once part of the promising new big three eras for the Nets, Simmons is now the only all-star left as Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant were traded at this year’s trade deadline, with the former landing in Dallas and the latter in Phoenix.
In his career in Brooklyn, Simmons averaged career lows throughout the board, 6.9 PPG, 6.3 RPG, and 6.1 APG. He clearly lost a step or two in his game and has battled questionable injuries since his last season with the Sixers.
He was heralded as the next LeBron James but at just 26 years old with a declining game, it’s pretty much clear that the comparison has died down significantly. The only question that remains is that can his game bounce back before his next contract extension is up or will his game continue to deteriorate rapidly and flame out of the league?
He hasn’t developed a jump shot since being drafted and some critics argued that he’s shooting with the wrong hand since he is naturally born a right-handed individual. His career trajectory has been a strange one because he was once called one of the young all-stars of the game but right now, he plays like a fringe NBA player who’s bound for the G-League. He is expected to sign with veteran agent Bernie Lee within the next few days.