Celtics most likely destination for Okafor

Jahlil Okafor has been on the Celtics' radar for a while.

If Philadelphia 76ers disgruntled big man Jahlil Okafor gets his wish and is bought out by the team, the Boston Celtics are considered the most likely destination for him, writes Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Okafor confirmed to reporters on Wednesday that he is seeking a divorce from the Sixers, whether it be by trade or reaching a buyout agreement.

The Celtics have expressed interest in Okafor in the past and they also own a disabled player exception after losing starting small forward Gordon Hayward for the season on opening night.

Reports claim the 76ers have rejected Okafor’s initial buyout request after they were unable to trade him ahead of the deadline on rookie scale options.

Okafor was the third overall pick in the 2015 draft out of Duke and has career averages of 14.7 points and 6.0 rebounds.