76ers Trade Jahlil Okafor to Nets In Multi-Player Deal

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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.

In 2017-18, Kilpatrick has accounted for 4.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists a game in 183 minutes and 16 games in this his fourth National Basketball Association season.

The Jahlil Okafor saga in Philadelphia is finally coming to an end.

Brooklyn has been trying to stockpile young talent due to the lack of draft picks they've had over the last few years, acquiring their starting backcourt of D'Angelo Russell and Allen Crabbe via trades this offseason.

Multiple media outlets reported Thursday afternoon that the 76ers and Brooklyn Nets agreed to a trade that sends Okafor, shooting guard Nik Stauskas and a second-round pick to the Nets.

The 76ers declined to exercise the option on Okafor's 2018-19 deal, which means he would hit free agency in July. "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 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. In his 25 minutes of action, he is averaging 5.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game.

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