July 17, 2019, 8:54 amBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons officially announced on Tuesday that he will skip the upcoming FIBA World Cup in China.
Simmons just signed a five-year, $170 max contract extension with the Sixers so it makes sense for him to skip the World Tournament. He said that he intends to join the national team again for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo but Australia is going to have a hard time competing for a medal this summer without their young superstar.
Source: Ben Simmons on Twitter