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The Phoenix Suns have an interest in trading for Philadelphia 76ers forward Jahlil Okafor, according to a report from ESPN.
Okafor has been made available by the 76ers after declining to pick up the team option on his rookie-scale contract. The 6-foot-11 big man and former No. 3 overall draft pick has fallen out of the rotation.
As ESPN reported, the Suns currently don’t have an open roster spot. They traded guard Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, receiving center Greg Monroe (and a couple draft picks) in return.
The Suns are reportedly looking to trade Monroe, or buy out his contract — which would create a roster spot for a player such as Okafor.
They could also re-sign Okafor during the offseason, with plenty of cap space available. Okafor has told the Sixers he would like to be bought out or traded.
With an eye on rebuilding with young players, Okafor and the Suns could potentially be a good match.