The Philadelphia 76ers kept center Jahlil Okafor was held out of Saturday night’s win over the Miami Heat because of the organization’s ongoing trade discussions.

Hoops Hype reported Saturday that the 76ers have been in talks with the Denver Nuggets, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans and Portland Trail Blazers about a potential Okafor.

Right now, Okafor has been the only player mentioned in any type of deal. But at least we now have some teams emerging as possible suitors.

Okafor was the No. 2 pick of the 2015 NBA Draft and after Philadelphia loaded up with big men, Okafor turned out to be the runt of the litter and hasn’t made any leaping improvements over the course of the year.

He’s averaging 11.6 points and 4.8 rebounds and has a 15.0 PER. All statistics have been down from his rookie year.


Posted by Ryan Gaydos

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