76ers Trade Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas To Nets


Okafor is being traded to the Brooklyn Nets, reports ESPN's Zach Lowe.

The Jahlil Okafor saga in Philadelphia is finally coming to an end.

In Booker, Philadelphia will add a veteran forward averaging 10.1 points and 6.6 rebounds in his eighth National Basketball Association season.

Yes, Okafor was once the prized possession of the team but he has fallen out of the rotation thanks to Joel Embiid, Saric, Robert Covington, and Richaun Holmes.

The 76ers waited way too long to deal Okafor, and as a result, they received absolutely nothing of value in return for a player they used a high lottery pick on. Philly had to surrender what may be a decent second round pick but makes good with Okafor, who they essentially refused to play for most of the past year as they tried to trade him.

Stauskas, who was acquired by the 76ers from Sacramento in a 2015 trade, played in just six games this season due to an ankle injury. After he averaged over 13 points a game the last two seasons, the 27-year-old has seen his minutes drop from 25.1 per game last season to 11.4 per game this year and has averaged only 4.9 points per game in 16 contests.

As for whether the Sixers should be anxious about this trade coming back to haunt them down the road when considering the Nets are in the same division, well let's just say Okafor hasn't given the team any reason for panic.