Duke's Jahlil Okafor gets his wish; where is he headed?


Philadelphia 76ers' Jahlil Okafor prior to a game against the Atlanta Hawks on November 1, 2017.

Okafor is talented enough to have attracted multiple offers, but the Sixers settled on what they felt was best for the future of the franchise, which in turn brought them yet another draft pick to help build their future.

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

With the talented young front court duo of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, Okafor became the odd man out for the Sixers and was no longer getting much playing time. Trevor Booker's departure should also open up more frontcourt minutes for Okafor to potentially take advantage of.

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Okafor has appeared in two games for the Sixers this season.

Sharp-shooter Nik Stauskas, on the other hand, had lost his minutes because of J.J. Redick, who signed as a free-agent this past offseason and started the season at the shooting guard position. Philly declined Okafor's fourth-year option earlier this season, guaranteeing he would be gone one way or another by the end of the season.

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

Stauskas, who was acquired by the 76ers from Sacramento in a 2015 trade, played in just six games this season due to an ankle injury.