Philly will send Okafor, Nik Stauskas, and a second-round pick to Brooklyn for Trevor Booker, sources say.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) December 7, 2017
Philadelphia had been trying to trade Okafor since his rookie season but had been unable to find a taker. Okafor has also been unhappy with his role throughout the past two years and requested a buyout last month.
After averaging 17.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game as a rookie while starting 48 of the 53 games he played in, he was demoted to a bench role behind Joel Embiid last season. He has only appeared in two games this season, averaging 5.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in 12.5 minutes per game.
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Brooklyn has been trying to stockpile young talent due to the lack of draft picks they've had over the last few years, acquiring their starting backcourt of D'Angelo Russell and Allen Crabbe via trades this offseason.
Okafor figures to see significant playing time for the Nets, whether it be as a starter or as a sixth or seventh man off the bench.Back to the Philadelphia 76ers Newsfeed