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

08 December 2017

Brooklyn will release Sean Kilpatrick to create a roster spot for Okafor and Stauskas.

Jahlil Okafor's days of suffering on the pine in Philadelphia have finally come to an end.

The Sixers had been trying for some time to trade Okafor, whom they acquired with the third overall pick in the 2015 National Basketball Association draft.

A first-team All-NBA Rookie team member following the 2015-16 season, Okafor averaged 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 30 minutes a night in 53 games during his rookie season. In addition to Okafor, the Sixers will also send shooting guard Nik Stauskas to BK in exchange for Trevor Booker and a 2019 second round pick via the New York Knicks. However, he has appeared in just two games this season. Boston has until Friday to use their $8.4 million DPE to acquire a player whom they could trade again at the deadline on February 8, so there is still a possibility of movement around the league.

In Brooklyn, Okafor will join a young core that includes D'Angelo Russell and Allen Crabbe.

Okafor has received very little playing time in Philly over the last two seasons. The 30-year-old has averaged a career-high 10.1 points per game so far this season, adding 6.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 18 games for the Nets.

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