Newly-engaged basketball ace Ben Simmons steps out in New York after popping the question to Maya Jama... as it's revealed he's at centre of trade talks at Philadelphia 76ers

Newly-engaged Ben Simmons was spotted out and about in Philadelphia on Wednesday, after popping the question to Maya Jama over Christmas.

The Philadelphia 76ers, 25, cut a low-key figure as he stepped out in a navy tracksuit just days after he was spotted out with the British beauty, who was flashing her 10-carat engagement ring after news broke of their pending nuptials. 

His outing comes amid trade talks, as it was revealed that the 76ers has attached fellow player Tobias Harris to their discussions of Ben, in speculation led by ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Marc J. Spears. 

Casual: Newly-engaged Ben Simmons was spotted out and about in Philadelphia on Wednesday, after popping the question to Maya Jama over Christmas

Casual: Newly-engaged Ben Simmons was spotted out and about in Philadelphia on Wednesday, after popping the question to Maya Jama over Christmas

The star sported a pair of Crocs and completed his laid-back look with a black wool hat and a bright purple face mask as he texted on his phone.

Ben was spotted outside an NJ Smoke Shop as he made his way back to his vehicle. His new fiancée Maya was nowhere to be seen as the star strolled the streets. 

His personal news comes amid professional upheaval with the trade talks in discussion, as NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski said on Tuesday: 'Philadelphia has continued to see if they can find a deal for Simmons before the start of camp....

'They have not had success, you know, really getting any traction for the high asking price they're asking for for Ben Simmons...

Happy days! The couple are set to tie the knot after his festive proposal

Happy days! The couple are set to tie the knot after his festive proposal 

Hard at it: His outing comes amid trade talks, as it was revealed that the 76ers has attached fellow player Tobias Harris to their discussions of Ben, in speculation led by ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Marc J. Spears

Hard at it: His outing comes amid trade talks, as it was revealed that the 76ers has attached fellow player Tobias Harris to their discussions of Ben, in speculation led by ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Marc J. Spears

'Minnesota is one team that's been persistent with Philadelphia, but they've needed to have, really, third and even fourth teams in those kinds of deals to get back to Philly what it would want. 

It comes after Ben and the TV presenter were spotted enjoying a coffee date in Philadelphia 76ers' player Ben's home city on Monday.

Maya flashed a huge diamond ring, which experts have valued at £600k ($800k).

Ben popped the question over the festive period, according to reports, after a whirlwind seven-month romance.

Wow! Maya showed off an emerald-cut diamond ring as she grabbed some drinks with her new fiancé after a couple's gym session

Wow! Maya showed off an emerald-cut diamond ring as she grabbed some drinks with her new fiancé after a couple's gym session

Laid back: The NBA star sported camouflage crocks and shielded his visage with a purple face covering

Laid back: The NBA star sported camouflage crocks and shielded his visage with a purple face covering

Maya showed off an emerald-cut diamond ring as she grabbed some drinks with her new fiancé after a couple's gym session. 

Alexandra Michell, Gemologist Prestige Pawnbrokers of Channel 4’s Posh Pawn told MailOnline: 'This is a classic and elegant emerald cut diamond ring with trapezoid side stones on a white gold or platinum setting.

'The main diamond looks like it weighs approximately (a 10carats. It’s likely to be a very clean stone being an emerald cut (you can see straight through them), and looks to be very white. I would estimate this to retail for upwards of £600,000.'  

Congratulations: He popped the question to Maya Jama over Christmas with a ten-carat diamond ring before they were spotted out together on Monday

Congratulations: He popped the question to Maya Jama over Christmas with a ten-carat diamond ring before they were spotted out together on Monday 

Moreover, jewellery experts at Steven Stone have estimated Maya's sparkler is worth around £500,000, with managing director, Zack Stone, revealing: 

'It looks to be an emerald cut diamond set on a white gold or platinum band. The centre stone is around 10 carats, which is huge, and will no doubt be of the highest quality. With this in mind, it could be worth around £500,000 on today's market.'

Dressed in black leggings, trainers and an oversized navy hoodie, Maya flashed a big smile as she strolled along the street with Ben, who matched the TV star in his workout wear.  

Happy: Maya flew to New Jersey to spend Christmas with him and is still there now. They had a small family gathering last weekend and announced their engagement

Happy: Maya flew to New Jersey to spend Christmas with him and is still there now. They had a small family gathering last weekend and announced their engagement

The Sun claims the pair - who went public with their romance earlier this year - have only told close friends and family the alleged happy news after getting engaged over Christmas. 

A source told the publication: 'Ben adores Maya and has fallen head over heels for her. 

The Australian-raised star picked up the ring on Jewelers' Row in the diamond district of Philadelphia the day before he proposed. 

'He chose the ring himself and felt he knew exactly what she would want. Maya said yes and they're both thrilled.' 

They added: 'Ben was so excited, but they've decided to keep the news low-key and tell only those closest to them.' 

Maya's 10 carat rock is estimated to be worth £600k...  

Alexandra Michell, Gemologist Prestige Pawnbrokers of Channel 4’s Posh Pawn told MailOnline: 'This is a classic and elegant emerald cut diamond ring with trapezoid side stones on a white gold or platinum setting.

'The main diamond looks like it weighs approximately 10carats. It’s likely to be a very clean stone being an emerald cut (you can see straight through them), and looks to be very white. I would estimate this to retail for upwards of £600,000.' 

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Moreover, jewellery experts at Steven Stone have estimated Maya's sparkler is worth around £500,000, with managing director, Zack Stone, revealing: 

'It looks to be an emerald cut diamond set on a white gold or platinum band. The centre stone is around 10 carats, which is huge, and will no doubt be of the highest quality. With this in mind, it could be worth around £500,000 on today's market.' 

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Maya flew to New Jersey to spend Christmas with him and is still there now. They had a small family gathering last weekend and announced their engagement.' 

Earlier this month Maya hinted at her plans to move to America after spending Christmas at Ben's £3.7million mansion in Moorestown, New Jersey

Maya fuelled rumours when she was asked about her plans while she was out with her friends on New Year's Eve.

In a video shared to Instagram, Maya was at a festive party when she was asked by a woman with an American accent if she was 'moving here'. To which Maya replied: 'Umm maybe!'   

Maya and Ben were first romantically linked in June, after they were seen together on a night out at restaurant Sexy Fish in London. 

The couple went public while kissing in the stands at Wimbledon in front of the world's media, as they stopped by the annual tennis tournament.  

Ben previously dated Kendall Jenner, 25, but the pair called things off in May 2019 after months of dating on-and-off. 

Maya, meanwhile, dated rapper Stormzy for four years, with the pair splitting the same year - ending their relationship in order to focus on their careers instead. 

The two stars had been one of the most popular couple in showbiz prior to their shock split, with the stunning presenter moving out of their shared home shortly after her 25th birthday celebrations.

Stormzy seemed to address rumours he had strayed in his subsequent music releases - with his song Lessons said to be about the heartbreaking split and lyrics confessing that he had 'done the dirt' on the TV star. 

In the past: Ben previously dated Kendall Jenner, 25, but the pair called things off in May 2019 after months of dating on-and-off
Exes: Maya dated rapper Stormzy for four years, with the pair splitting in 2019 - ending their relationship in order to focus on their careers instead (pictured in 2014)

In the past: Ben previously dated Kendall Jenner (left)but the pair called things off in May 2019 after months of dating on-and-off.  Maya, meanwhile, dated rapper Stormzy for four years, with the pair splitting the same year

However, the award-winning musician later revealed he hadn't been unfaithful throughout his relationship but instead, admitted to showing 'disrespect' to his famous ex.

'If there was a box of what a good woman is, she ticks every one, she's amazing. But I didn't cheat on her. I actually didn't cheat,' he told HOT 97 at the start of 2020.

'Don't get it twisted, I'm still definitely an a***hole. 100%, that's a fact. I'm an a***hole.

'But I thought now was a good time to say that I didn't cheat on my ex.' 

Life's a beach: Maya is no stranger to jetting abroad and has littered her Instagram with sexy bikini-clad snaps

Life's a beach: Maya is no stranger to jetting abroad and has littered her Instagram with sexy bikini-clad snaps 

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Ben Simmons opts for comfort in navy tracksuit after he popped the question to Maya Jama

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