Jahlil Okafor is finally free, being traded to the Brooklyn Nets along with Nik Stauskas and a second round pick in exchange for Trevor Booker. Okafor was the third overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft and was first team All Rookie his first year in the league but has grown apart from the Sixers organization as of late, most recently being taken out of the rotation after declining his player option for next year.
Philly will send Okafor, Nik Stauskas, and a second-round pick to Brooklyn for Trevor Booker, sources say.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) December 7, 2017
My biggest takeaway here actually is how bad I feel for Nik Stauskas. I feel like he is traded every year. Just let the guy sit on the bench in peace, no need to send him all across the country every couple months.
I actually hope Okafor will get a chance to show his worth in Brooklyn, because he did have a decent rookie year, he just could not get it together in Philadelphia, having to compete with guys like Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid in the process. On the flip side, Trevor Booker is actually a really good get for the Sixers here. When thinking about the process of getting rid of Okafor I didn’t necessarily put into perspective them possibly getting a decent piece in return, but I think Booker complements what the Sixers already have right now and also gives them a veteran presence that will hopefully help them further turn the corner into becoming a contending team in the East.
He also gave us one of the most underrated clips in all of the NBA, love the get: