Lakers, Kings Could Be Trading Partner For 76ers On Jahlil Okafor

Lakers, Kings Could Be Trading Partner For 76ers On Jahlil Okafor

The Indiana Pacers have reached out to the Philadelphia 76ers to inquire about second-year center Jahlil Okafor, league sources told ESPN. According to several analysts, the Sixers coaching staff reckons Noel brings more to the table with his defensive presence and athleticism, not to mention his willingness to come off the bench.

"This report coincides with an earlier report from David Aldridge of NBA.com where he claimed that Okafor would not finish the season with the Sixers and that the Sixers had ".a lot of offers to sift through".

Taj Gibson, Robin Lopez and Nikola Mirotic are averaging 30.4 points per game combined for Chicago, and there is little depth behind them.

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Colangelo told reporters that Simmons was "heartbroken" that he was being shut down for the season, according to ESPN . But there was always the outside chance that it didn't happen because there wasn't complete or full healing.

The Bulls need to do something, and their smartest option is to trade Butler and rebuild. And the Bulls were working on striking a deal for the 21-year-old as of Wednesday night, per Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. "Discussions continue", the National Basketball Association insider tweeted. "Trade rumours are something that's going to be part of my life probably for as long as I'm in the National Basketball Association".

While Okafor's production has dropped off to 11.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game this season due largely to Embiid's emergence, he put up 17.5 points and 7.0 boards per contest as a rookie in 2015-16.

On the other hand, Jahlil Okafor has been a familiar figure in rumor mills the past few months. I've been hearing it since I've been in the National Basketball Association about me being traded. Philadelphia is expected to be one of the most active teams on Thursday. But a deal with McDermott or Valentine and the Bulls 2017 first-round pick could be enough for general manager Bryan Colangelo to pull the trigger if he's determined to move Okafor by the deadline.

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