Ben Simmons can earn even more money on huge new contract

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Many around the NBA community are in awe that Ben Simmons — a player is among the worst shooters in the league — landed a $170 million on a new deal this summer.

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.