Ben Simmons sells the house, sells the apartment and tries to put the 76ers and Philadelphia in the past

Ben Simmons tries to put Philadelphia behind him in more ways than one.

The Philadelphia 76er guard, who was replaced with the Brooklyn Nets for James Harden after a disappointing end to his 2021 playoffs, has sold his home in Morehead, New Jersey, to Philadelphia Phillies right-hand man Nick Castellanos. The home, a 10,500-square-foot mansion with six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, sits on 1.78 acres, approximately 40 minutes from Philadelphia. The house had been on the market for six months before being sold. Simmons is still trying to sell a $3 million apartment in Philadelphia’s City Center area.

According to Dirt.com, Simmons purchased the house in 2019 for $2.375 million. He will buy Castellanos for $4.55 million, although Simmons has made extensive renovations and additions to it during his time there. Renovations include a kitchen renovation, a wine cabinet added to the dining room, and a recreation space in the walk-in basement. The recreation area includes a theater room, a pool table, a dedicated esports games area, a bar and a kitchenette.

Simmons recently underwent back surgery in Los Angeles to treat a herniated disc pain. He is expected to need three to four months of rehabilitation, but will likely make a full recovery before the 2022-23 Nets training camp.

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