76ers trading Jahlil Okafor to the Nets

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The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to trade center Jahlil Okafor to the Brooklyn Nets, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe.

Brooklyn will release Sean Kilpatrick to create a roster spot for Okafor and Stauskas. He averaged 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game as a rookie but the 6-11 center saw the number and playing time decrease since his first year.

Jahlil Okafor's days of suffering on the pine in Philadelphia have finally come to an end.

Okafor, who has played in just two games this season, said last month he had asked the 76ers for a buyout because he wants to find a team where he "can play". The Sixers free up cap space for this upcoming offseason by moving Stauskas asusming that they do not retain Booker's services beyond this season.

Players of a similar ilk, like Greg Monroe and Al Jefferson, have recently made an impact coming off the bench to give second units some scoring punch.

Booker, the 76ers' reward, was averaging just over 10 points and two assists in 18 games played this season.

Okafor publicly requested a trade or buyout on November 1 and the team declined his $6.3 million team option.

Booker and the Sixers will face Okafor, Stauskas, and the Nets on January 31.

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