Jahlil Okafor finally got what he wanted. That KG/Pierce trade was seriously one of the worst trades in the history of the National Basketball Association.
But according to multiple reports, the 76ers are nearing a deal that will send Okafor, guard Nik Stauskas and a 2019 second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets for forward Trevor Booker. When Bryan Colangelo became the GM in 2016, he claimed that he wouldn't make a bad deal. Not only that, the center logjam would've caused serious problems, and well, it did.
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.
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A first-team All-NBA Rookie team member following the 2015-16 season, Okafor averaged 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 30 minutes a night in 53 games during his rookie season.
Already loaded with forwards, Trevor Booker will have to find a way into the 76ers rotation. Dario Saric is now starting at power forward and Embiid at center, with Amir Johnson backing them up.
When looking at all of the drama behind the center expressing his frustration by still being on the team without receiving playing time, a fresh start for Okafor was best for both parties.
Last month, Okafor told ESPN that he's been wasted on the bench this season as the Sixers refused to agree to a buyout or trade him prior to Thursday.