It’s about that time in the NBA season to kick into full effect and the Sixers are ready to make some much needed moves this season. The former Duke University standout, Jahlil Okafor, was drafted by the Sixers during the 2015 NBA Draft, third overall and now his time in Philly has ended.
According to ESPN,
The Sixers are nearing a deal to send Jahlil Okafor to Brooklyn, league sources tell ESPN.
In exchange with Okafor the Sixers also traded Nik Stauskas and a second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets for forward Trevor Booker. Okafor dominated the paint area in his time with Duke but has struggled to find playing time in the Sixers’ young frontcourt. He has only played in two games this season as a Sixer. Last month, Okafor publicly requested a trade or a buyout and the team declined his $6.3 million team option. Save to say, the best outcome was a new and fresh start for the young 21-year old. NBA stars such as Curry, Durant, and Draymond Green posed with Okafor’s dad while he wore a “FREE JAH” shirt. Now the youngster is free, will he make his mark in Brooklyn with the talented D’Angelo Russell and Jeremy Lin?
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