No matter what your take is on all that, Simmons could earn even more money thanks to a provision in his contract. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Simmons “has Designated Rookie Extension language in his contract that would elevate his compensation if he earns a spot on one of the All-NBA teams in 2019-20.”
Per Wojnarowski, Simmons’ contract is absent an option in the final year, and he also has a 15% trade kicker embedded in the deal.
Simmons won Rookie of the Year winner following the 2017-18 season. He upped his game last year, averaging 16.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game.
Undeniably talented, Simmons is a dynamic player on both ends of the court. If he ever were to develop an outside shot, then he’d rank among the most dangerous all-around players in the Association.
That being said, it would take quite a bit of improvement from him this coming season to earn a spot on an All-NBA team, along with the bounty that would provide his bank account.