Jahlil Okafor got his trade wish and the Nets got a big man with major upside. The Nets acquired Okafor from the 76ers Thursday in a trade that also included shooting guard Nick Stauskas and a second-round pick in the 2019 draft,
The Philadelphia 76ers announced they officially cut bait on center Jahlil Okafor on Thursday, trading him, Nik Stauskas and a second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Trevor Booker.
The long and ugly story of Jahlil Okafor and the 76ers finally comes to a close
Booker, 30, in his eighth year in the NBA, is a veteran power forward with an attractive expiring contract.
Jahlil Okafor was drafted with the No. 3 overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2015.
The deal Nets get:?Center Jahlil Okafor, guard Nik Stauskas, the Knicks' 2019 second-round pick 76ers get:?Forward Trevor Booker Brooklyn Nets: B Brooklyn always stood out as a logical Okafor destination. The Nets have one of the league's…
Brooklyn is looking for reclamation projects, and Okafor needs patience to redefine himself.
Okafor had previously asked to be traded or bought out by the 76ers