Philadelphia 76ers' Jahlil Okafor prior to a game against the Atlanta Hawks on November 1, 2017. He reportedly got his wish on Thursday, as ESPN's Zach Lowe reports that the 76ers have agreed to trade Okafor, Nik Stauskas and a second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Trevor Booker. The 6-foot-11 Okafor has been out of the 76ers' rotation for parts of the past two seasons, playing in only two games this year.
Okafor is clearly gifted, though, and there indeed exists a world in which he'll carve out a meaningful National Basketball Association niche over the course of his career.
Players of a similar ilk, like Greg Monroe and Al Jefferson, have recently made an impact coming off the bench to give second units some scoring punch.
The 21-year-old appeared in just two games this season, totaling 10 points and nine rebounds in 25 minutes.
In Booker, Philadelphia will add a veteran forward averaging 10.1 points and 6.6 rebounds in his eighth National Basketball Association season. Over multiple seasons, the Sixers drafted three prominent college big men: Okafor, Kentucky's Nerlens Noel and Kansas' Joel Embiid.
Okafor has been a disappointment for the 76ers since the team drafted him third overall in 2015, and never quite fit into what they wanted to do on the floor.