Sixers, Celtics try to work out Okafor deal

Former Sixers and Nets big man Jahlil Okafor is still looking for a new place to play.

The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers have been talking trade about Sixers big man Jahlil Okafor, but there is one thing the Celtics clearly won’t surrender.

That would be a first-round draft pick, according to a report from the Boston Globe.

The Sixers, of course, took a pass on Okafor’s rookie-scale contract option — meaning he’ll be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. He would like a contract buyout so he could become a free agent right away, but the Sixers don’t want to lose him for nothing.

Other teams with supposed interest include Milwaukee, Cleveland, San Antonio and Denver.

Okafor is 6-foot-10 and was drafted the third overall pick in 2015. He averaged 11.8 points and 4.8 rebounds last season — down from 17.5 and 7.0, respectively, his rookie year.

He has appeared in just one game this season and has fallen out of the Sixers’ rotation.

2 Comments on "Sixers, Celtics try to work out Okafor deal"

  1. stump and 2020 first for one for and mcconnel

  2. If he’s such a valuable commodity, why did the sixers send him home?

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