The English Premier League team Manchester United confirmed on Tuesday that Cristiano Ronaldo is departing with immediate effect.
For the first time since he demanded a trade and held out until he was traded to Brooklyn, he will play in front of a Philadelphia crowd for an enemy team.
June 20, 2021: The Game 7 controversy
The 2020–21 season marked one of Simmons' turning points during his time with the Sixers.
Simmons fell short of expectations during their loss to the Atlanta Hawks in their second-round series.
Simmons passed the ball while he had a late-game possession and Trae Young was guarding him. And he received harsh criticism for it.
Aug. 31, 2021: Offseason trade demandSimmons spoke with the Sixers' top decision-makers in Los Angeles in the midst of the summer.
It made sense for him to meet with Daryl Morey, Elton Brand, and Doc Rivers, who were all there when he requested to be transferred, according to various sources who spoke to Keith Pompey of The Inquirer.
Oct. 18, 2021: Practice appearance goes awryFeb. 10, 2022: Simmons traded to BrooklynAug. 15, 2022: Simmons and Sixers reach agreement on grievance