Brooklyn Trading Trevor Booker To Philadelphia For Jahlil Okafor, Others

Jahlil Okafor is in his third NBA season. More

Jahlil Okafor is in his third NBA season. More

Zach Lowe was the first to report the news.

In 18 games this season with the Nets he is averaging 10.1 points, 6.6, points, and 2.1 assists in 21.9 minutes per game in a mostly reserve role.

The Sixers receive Booker, an eight-year veteran in return.

The Sixers drafted Okafor third overall in the 2015 NBA Draft and he averaged 17.5 points and 7.0 rebounds over 53 games while earning first-team All-NBA Rookie team honors during his first season.

Okafor is averaging 14.6 points per game for his career, so he does bring offense as an old-school back-to-the basket big man along with a little rebounding (5.9 per game). Boston has until Friday to use their $8.4 million DPE to acquire a player whom they could trade again at the deadline on February 8, so there is still a possibility of movement around the league.

Bryan Colangleo over-played his hand in a very poor way right from the time he took over as GM, the right deal was doing something about the center logjam the summer he took over the position and now he had to get what he could because the front office was the main reason Okafor's trade value took a nose dive. 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. Guards T.J. McConnell, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, and Jerryd Bayless were the main options 76ers' head coach Brett Brown made a decision to go with.

Already loaded with forwards, Trevor Booker will have to find a way into the 76ers rotation. Dario Saric is now starting at power forward and Embiid at center, with Amir Johnson backing them up.

The 76ers are now fifth in the Eastern Conference standings, while the Nets are hovering outside playoff contention.

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