NBA Rumors: Sixers trading Jahlil Okafor for Thunder’s Andre Roberson and Cameron Payne

NBA Rumors: Sixers trading Jahlil Okafor for Thunder’s Andre Roberson and Cameron Payne

Rumors and speculations are now swirling around the Oklahoma City Thunder who are reportedly trading guards Andre Roberson and Cameron Payne for Jahlil Okafor of the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Oklahoma City Thunder became the center of issues this offseason after Kevin Durant left in free agency. The 27-year-old small forward decided to join the Golden State Warriors with the hope of winning his first NBA championship title. After this, rumors spread that Russell Westbrook has no interest to renegotiate and extend his contract.

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Luckily, a month after Durant left, Westbrook agreed to a three-year, $85 million-plus contract extension. Before all of this drama happened, one of their key players were traded in the NBA draft night- Serge Ibaka.

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In the recent NBA draft, the Thunder traded Ibaka for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova, and Domantas Sabonis. Now that Ibaka is gone, there are rumors that the Thunder are eyeing Jahlil Okafor as his replacement.

Jahlil Okafor has been involved in various trade rumors this offseason. The arrival of Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, and Joel Embiid created a logjam in their frontcourt. Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel, and Joel Embiid will be battling for playing time if the Sixers won’t trade one of them.

Isaac Harris of Fansided suggested the Oklahoma City Thunder to engage in a trade deal with the Philadelphia 76ers. The Thunder will be trading guards Andre Roberson, Cameron Payne and future draft picks for Jahlil Okafor. This trade scenario works in the ESPN trade machine.

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In his rookie year, Jahlil Okafor averaged 17.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game. Standing 6-foot-11, Okafor can play both power forward and center, making him a good frontcourt partner with Steve Adams.

Meanwhile, Cameron Payne and Andre Roberson will finally answer the Sixers’ backcourt problems. The Sixers can now focus between Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid as their legitimate centers. Roberson is a two-way player who can play 2 and 3.

His effectiveness in the defensive end proved that he can guard even the best players in the league. If this trade deal proceeds, it will definitely help both teams in filling up the needs to improve on their roster.

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    Make it happen! I would like to see Okafor in a playoff contender..

  • Yes the Sixers need guards — but THESE guards? Combined, they average less than 10-points a game. Meanwhile the Sixers would be trading away a potential star. I’m not buying it.

  • booboo


  • 4forfour

    Hate to break it to you but OKC is no longer a contender

    • Zeru

      they are contenders for the 8th seed in the west… maybe..


      they could enter the playoffs next season mark my word!

  • Cricket

    Okc has kanter, Adams and sabonis. They don’t need okafor. And sixers wouldn’t make that trade unless it was oladipo


    OKC is still a playoff contender… see them pounding in the West next season!

  • ThunderUp!

    STUPID trade for OKC

  • dumbestwebsite

    this website is a load of fucking garbage. you guys are doing something right in SEO or paid searches cause you pop up everywhere but the content is garbage. I haven’t read one thing that was factual. It’s like reading TMZ for sports. You are one of the worst things happening in sports journalism right now. if you tell me a trade is happening can you make sure it is actually happening and not cooked up by some kid in a room jerking off to espn nba trade machine.

  • Zeru