Ben Simmons is selling his condo and trying to put the 76ers and Philadelphia in the past

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

The former Philadelphia 76ers guard, who was traded to the Brooklyn Nets for James Harden after a disappointing end to his 2021 playoffs, has sold his house in Moorehead, New Jersey, to the Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Nick Castellanos. The house, a 10,500 square-foot mansion with six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms on a 1.78 acre lot, is approximately 40 minutes from Philadelphia. The house had been on the market for six months before the sale. Simmons is still trying to sell a $ 3 million condo in the City Center area of ​​Philadelphia.

According to Dirt.com, Simmons bought the house in 2019 for $ 2.375 million. Castellanos will be buying it for $ 4.55 million, although Simmons made extensive renovations and additions to it during his time there. Renovations include a kitchen makeover, a wine cabinet added to the dining room and a customized recreation space in the walk-out basement. The recreation area includes a theater room, pool table, custom esports gaming area, and a bar and kitchenette.

Simmons recently had back surgery in Los Angeles to address pain located in a herniated disc. He is expected to need three to four months of rehabilitation but will likely be fully recovered ahead of the Nets’ 2022-23 training camp.