After the Philadelphia 76ers rejected middle Jahlil Okafor’s request to enter into contract buyout discussions, basic supervisor Bryan Colangelo continues to work to accommodate Okafor with a commerce, league sources instructed ESPN.
Colangelo has remained decided to seek out an Okafor commerce that can carry the Sixers again an badet, however the Sixers final deal level could possibly be centered on future second-round draft picks, league sources instructed ESPN.
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Several groups have proven curiosity in Okafor as a reclamation challenge, and league sources mentioned that the aftermath of a doable Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe commerce may set off the liberating of a roster spot or wage cap area for a staff to soak up Okafor. The Suns have been monitoring Okafor’s circumstance with the 76ers, and a Bledsoe deal may create the shifting elements across the league obligatory for Okafor to be moved.
The 76ers declined to train the choice on Okafor’s 2018-19 contract, permitting him to turn into an unrestricted free agent in July. Okafor makes $5.2 million this season.
Okafor, 21, was the No. three total choose within the 2015 NBA draft, however he has been unable to crack a rotation in Philadelphia beneath coach Brett Brown. The Sixers invested a five-year, $146.5 million most contract into beginning middle Joel Embiid.