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

08 December 2017, 12:21 | Charlene Valdez

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In addition to the swapped players and the Knicks draft pick, the Nets will release guard Sean Kilpatrick to create a roster spot for Okafor as they settle their lineups for the season.

The 21-year-old appeared in just two games this season, totaling 10 points and nine rebounds in 25 minutes.

A source with knowledge confirmed that the team has agreed to send the reserve center along with reserve shooting guard Nik Stauskas and a second round pick to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Trevor Booker. Brooklyn has started Timofey Mozgov and Tyler Zeller at times this season at center, but Okafor could develop with the team's young core, which includes D'Angelo Russell and Caris LeVert. "I've done everything they've asked of me and I would just like to get an opportunity to play with a trade or a buyout".


The Nets traded for former No. 3 overall pick Jahlil Okafor from the Philadelphia 76ers, according to an ESPN report on Thursday.

The Nets, 9-14 on the season, are now in Mexico City for a couple of games which includes a matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight and a game against the Miami Heat on Saturday.

After averaging 17.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game as a rookie while starting 48 of the 53 games he played in, he was demoted to a bench role behind Joel Embiid last season.



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