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Reports: Philadelphia 76ers trade Jahlil Okafor to Brooklyn Nets


The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to trade center Jahlil Okafor, forward Nik Stauskas and a second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets for forward Trevor Booker, according to reports from Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports and Zach Lowe of ESPN.

Okafor, the No. 3 overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft, has played in just two games for Philadelphia this season. During his rookie season, Okafor averaged 17.5 points and 7.0 rebounds over 53 games.

Okafor hasn’t been shy about voicing his displeasure with his situation in Philadelphia. Less than two weeks ago, Okafor had this to say about his situation:

“This is my third year in the NBA, and I know it’s a business. I don’t know if it’s fair or not, but in talking to other people in the NBA, talking to retired players, one thing I’ve heard them say is that what’s going on with me isn’t right and they’ve never seen anything like this before.

Okafor will now have a chance to prove his worth on the Nets, who host the Oklahoma City Thunder in Mexico City on Thursday night (NBA League Pass, 10 ET).



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