Nets land Jahlil Okafor in stunning trade with 76ers

by Steven Clarke December 8, 2017, 1:35
Nets land Jahlil Okafor in stunning trade with 76ers

The Nets acquired Okafor from the 76ers Thursday in a trade that also included shooting guard Nick Stauskas and a second-round pick in the 2019 draft, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported.

Jahlil Okafor can take a deep breath.

The 6-foot-8 Booker is averaging a career-high 10.1 points to go along with 6.6 rebounds in 18 games with the Nets this season. Eventually. The 21-year old point guard is still recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and there's no timetable for his return.

Brooklyn now has two of the top three picks from the 2015 NBA Draft on its roster with Okafor (No. 3) and D'Angelo Russell (No. 2 behind top overall choice Karl-Anthony Towns).

Now that he is a Net, Okafor may get some playing time as Tyler Zeller, Timothy Mozgov, and rookie Jarrett Allen share the center position.

Stauskas has played in six games for the 76ers on the year.

The Sixers were set to play the Los Angeles Lakers and the Nets are in Mexico for a game against Oklahoma City. Although Stauskas wasn't starting to begin with, he wasn't the first one off the bench either.

Trevor Booker is in his eighth National Basketball Association season, and has been an effective player for Brooklyn this season averaging a career-highs in points (10.1), and assists (2.1) while shooting 51.3% from the field and grabbing 6.6 rebounds a game across 21.9 minutes a night.

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