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

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

The Jahlil Okafor saga has come to an end. He reportedly got his wish on Thursday, as ESPN's Zach Lowe reports that the 76ers have agreed to trade Okafor, Nik Stauskas and a second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Trevor Booker.

The former Duke star was the No. 3 pick in the 2015 National Basketball Association draft.

Philadelphia had been trying to trade Okafor since his rookie season but had been unable to find a taker.

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With the talented young front court duo of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, Okafor became the odd man out for the Sixers and was no longer getting much playing time. He has only appeared in two games this season, averaging 5.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in 12.5 minutes per game. Stauskas, a former lottery pick himself, has fallen out of head coach Brett Brown's rotation this season after the addition of J.J. Redick, health of Jerryd Bayless and improvement of players like Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot.

In return, the 76ers get a veteran forward in Booker.

Okafor, 21, will now receive a fresh start to a once-promising career, which included averages of 17.5 points, seven rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 53 games as a rookie.


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