Jahlil Okafor has been impressive since he joined the Philadelphia 76ers. However, trade rumors revolved around him in the NBA circuit throughout last season, which has upset the Sixers’ star.
A recent report by Tom Moore on Bucks’ Daily Courier Times revealed that Philadelphia “tried like hell” to trade Okafor. And the best player of the Sixers’ roster last season thinks this was undue.
The third pick of the 2015 NBA draft has revealed his feeling in twitter.
“One second I’m reportedly upset to be in Philly, then the next I’m upset about trade rumors and having to leave Philly,” was Okafor’s response. “Which one is it? Source please confirm. Seems like writers are getting lazy, dropping a fraudulent story and try to make it credible by using that magic word…. Sources! Lol stop it.”
Philadelphia has Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel at the center position. So, new general manager Bryan Colangelo was eyeing trade for either Noel or Okafor for a long time.
Okafor’s recent tweet reads that the promising star is looking forward to stay in Philadelphia. The franchise has acquired the top pick in 2016 NBA draft- Ben Simmons.
The Sixers lost in the first 18 games of the last season. The 19-year-old also got involved in an off-court incident which earned him a two-game ban. A March meniscus tear in right knee ended Okafor’s rookie season and sparked rumors that the Sixers are looking to move him, as reported by the Yahoo. Philadelphia shopped Okafor because they believe they can get the best return by trading the third overall pick of 2015 draft.
Will Philadelphia finally get a trade partner for Okafor? Or Colangelo and company will retain him by trading Noel or Embiid.
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