76ers Trade Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas To Nets

76ers Trade Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas To Nets

The Nets will send forward Trevor Booker to the 76ers for Okafor, guard Nik Stauskas and a 2019 second-round pick from the New York Knicks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The 76ers have been looking to secure a trade partner for Okafor for some time now and finally found a suitor in the Nets.

Philadelphia has excised Okafor from its rotation after declining their team option on him for next season, and Okafor's representatives have asked for a trade or a buyout.

The former Duke star was the No. 3 pick in the 2015 National Basketball Association draft. He gives the Nets' offense an interior presence they've lacked, and should see plenty of usage once he's up to speed - remember, he's played just 25 minutes this regular season.

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.

Booker, the 76ers' reward, was averaging just over 10 points and two assists in 18 games played this season. He averaged 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game as a rookie, and the rebuilding Nets are clearly ready to take a risk on the 6-11 center.

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