Philadelphia Sixers trade Jahlil Okafor to Brooklyn Nets

Report | 76ers to trade Jahlil Okafor to Nets

Okafor, a 6-11 center taken as the third selection in 2015 out of Duke by the Sixers, Nik Stauskas and a 2019 second-round pick were sent to the Nets in exchange for Trevor Booker, according to the reports.

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

Okafor has appeared in two games for the Sixers this season.

This deal resolves a situation where Okafor, a low-post scorer who spent one season at Duke, was in limbo as far as his National Basketball Association career. Noel was traded to the Dallas Mavericks.

The Nets, 9-14 on the season, are now in Mexico City for a couple of games which includes a matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight and a game against the Miami Heat on Saturday. The Mississauga, Ont. native has only played in six games this season averaging under a point per game on 25 per cent shooting.

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.

The Nets are deep into a rebuilding project.

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.

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