Breaking News: Philadelphia 76ers Trade Jahlil Okafor To The Nets

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Philadelphia 76ers have traded center Jahlil Okafor, forward Nik Stauskas and a second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets for forward Trevor Booker.

Okafor was the third overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft, but he has only played two games this season in a crowded Philadelphia front court that left no real minutes for the one-time lottery pick. Okafor has publicly stated his frustration with the lack of minutes. On November 1st, he requested a trade or a buyout. Since then, the Sixers have been searching for the best trade partner. Although the Sixers did not receive any valuable, young asset, it was important for them to move on from Okafor whose frustration could potentially affect the positive chemistry in the young Sixers locker room. The Sixers were unable to pick up a real asset in return for Okafor because they had minimal leverage due to the Okafor’s public dissatisfaction.

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