The past few seasons haven’t treated Jahlil Okafor too well as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers. Earlier this year, he had enough and asked for a trade. It took a minute to find a team who would take him, but it seems like he’s packing his bags out of Philly and headed to New York to play for the Brooklyn Nets.
The Sixers traded Okafor, Nik Stauskas and a 2019 second-round draft pick (originally belonging to the New York Knicks) for Trevor Booker.
Philadelphia did not pick up on option on Okafor for next season and have somewhat derailed his value on the market, but they found him a new destination which may give him more of an opportunity than his former team. Jahlil was stuck on the Sixers team that was stocked up on forwards and it didn’ help that he’s more of an old school big man, who couldn’t spread the floor like the frontcourt players of today’s game.
We’ll see how he does in BKNY with D’Angelo Russell and company.