Sixers & Pelicans in talks about sending Jahlil Okafor to New Orleans.
It's no secret the Philadelphia 76ers have been trying to shop former No. 3 overall pick Jahlil Okafor.
The two teams are reportedly discussing a deal that would send Okafor to New Orleans in exchange for veteran center Alexis Ajinca and a future first-round Draft pick, as first reported by Sam Amick of USA Today Sports.
If the Sixers can turn a part frequently receiving DNP-CD (did not play, coaches decision) into a first-round pick, it would likely be thought of as a win around the National Basketball Association. Philly pushing for NO 1st rounder. Okafor could see some increased value in New Orleans, as he'd likely be their starting center, which could translate to fewer minutes for Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas. Philadelphia would be able to offload a piece that clearly doesn't fit, pick up what could potentially be their third lottery pick, and take back minimal salary in the meantime.
Okafor, 21, has been dealing with a knee injury that's sidelined him for five of the team's past eight games.
There was also speculation this year that the Sixers have interest in reacquiring point guard Jrue Holiday, who now plays for the Pelicans and is a free agent after this upcoming season. That includes Brooklyn Nets big man Brook Lopez.
Over the course of 23.1 minutes per game, in comparison to an even 30 minutes of action in 2015-2016, he is now averaging 11.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and one block per outing.
We'll have more on this trade if any more news comes in.