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

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

Looks like Jahlil Okafor is getting his wish.

It speaks to Okafor's diminished value in a league increasingly reliant on speed and space that the 76ers were forced to include a second-round sweetener to part with him.

Okafor, the third overall pick of the 2015 draft, was expected to be a linchpin of the Sixers' rebuilding process, but he has been grasping for minutes due to the strong play of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Robert Covington.

Okafor is clearly gifted, though, and there indeed exists a world in which he'll carve out a meaningful National Basketball Association niche over the course of his career.

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Booker, by the way, could help the 76ers.

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.

The 76ers declined to exercise the option on Okafor's 2018-19 deal, which means he would hit free agency in July. He has only appeared in two games this season, averaging 5.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in 12.5 minutes per game. 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.

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