Instant reaction: Sixers trade Okafor to the Nets

NBA Rumors: 76ers Trade Jahlil Okafor to Nets In Multi-Player Deal

That KG/Pierce trade was seriously one of the worst trades in the history of the National Basketball Association. As part of the deal, Okafor would join the Nets along with Nik Stauskas and a future second-round pick in exchange for Trevor Booker. When Bryan Colangelo became the GM in 2016, he claimed that he wouldn't make a bad deal.

With the Nets struggling to hit their three-point shots, ranking 24th in three-point percentage with 35.4 percent, Stauskas can earn his minutes by doing what he does best in knocking down threes. After an impressive rookie season, his minutes declined in the 2016-17 season and he has only played in two games this season as the third option at center behind Joel Embiid and Amir Johnson. Noel was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. The former first-round pick by the Sacramento Kings has only played in six games this season. Okafor was a good soilder and was saying the right things for most of this saga, and while I understand that the mental wear and tear of not playing and being stuck in a bad situation caused him to lash out, his sympathy with me had been long gone after the outbursts.

In addition to the swapped players and the Knicks draft pick, the Nets will release guard Sean Kilpatrick to create a roster spot for Okafor as they settle their lineups for the season.

"This is my third year in the National Basketball Association, and I know it's a business", Okafor said. Okafor asked for a trade or a buyout, and the situation has dragged through the first two months of the National Basketball Association season.

Related News: