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The Philadelphia 76ers have talked to no less than 10 teams in their quest to trade center Jahlil Okafor before Thursday’s deadline, according to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Among the reported teams: the New Orleans Pelicans, Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers and Chicago Bulls.
Okafor addressed some of the rumors during All-Star Weekend on Friday.
“I really don’t know what’s going to happen,” Okafor told reporters in New Orleans. “Honestly, I checked the city out, because it is in the back of my head. But I’m trying to do my best to enjoy this weekend.”
Okafor is 6-foot-11 and just 21 years old. He is averaging 11.4 points and 4.8 rebounds this season.
He admitted the idea of teaming up with Pelicans star Anthony Davis is appealing.
“That would be a lot of fun,” Okafor said. “Me and Anthony are both from Chicago. He is somebody that I played against in high school, somebody that I consider my friend.
“I would enjoy playing with him if that was the possibility. But like I said, I’m just unsure about what is going to happen.”