The Philadelphia 76ers agreed with trade center Jahlil Okafor, striker Nik Stauskas and a second-round pick against the Brooklyn Nets by forward Trevor Booker, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports and Zach Lowe of ESPN.
Philadelphia approaches the agreement to send center Jahlil Okafor to Brooklyn in an agreement involving Trevor Booker, sources in the league tell Yahoo.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 7, 2017
Philly will send Okafor, Nik Stauskas, and a second-round pick from Brooklyn to Trevor Booker, sources say.
– Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) December 7, 2017
Okafor, selection no. 3 of the 2015 NBA Draft, has played in only two games for Philadelphia this season. During his rookie season, Okafor averaged 17.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in 53 games.
Okafor has not hesitated to express his displeasure with his situation in Philadelphia. Less than two weeks ago, Okafor said the following about his situation:
"This is my third year in the NBA, and I know it's a business, I do not know if it's fair or not, but when talking to other people in the NBA, talking to retired players, one thing I heard them say is that what is happening with me is not right and they have never seen anything like this before.
Okafor will now have an opportunity to prove his worth in the Nets, who receive to the Oklahoma City Thunder in Mexico City on Thursday night (NBA League Pass, 10 ET).