NBA Trade: Sixers reportedly send Jahlil Okafor, Stauskas to Nets for Booker

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

The Philadelphia 76ers are nearing agreement on a deal to send the unhappy center to the Nets, ESPN is reporting.

Philadelphia has excised Okafor from its rotation after declining their team option on him for next season, and Okafor's representatives have asked for a trade or a buyout.

The Sixers receive Booker, an eight-year veteran in return.

Okafor has appeared in two games for the Sixers this season. 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. He was the eighth overall pick by the Kings in the 2014 NBA Draft. The center played in just two games this season, seeing a total of 25 minutes on the floor, and made it clear he wanted out of town on numerous occasions. I have already detailed on this website why he is not a good National Basketball Association player, but here's a question for people who are somehow still PrOkafors: If he is so good, why is it that Richaun Holmes, who was drafted in the second round in Okafor's draft, and Dario Saric, who isn't even a center, are ahead of him on the center depth chart?

Booker, who signed with the Nets last offseason, is averaging a career-best 10.1 points, as well as 6.6 rebounds through 18 games in the 2017-18 season.

Okafor, a former Duke star, should finally see the playing time he's been begging for since he was drafted.

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