The former third overall pick of the Philadelphia Sixers from the same 2015 NBA Draft that D’Angelo Russell was drafted with the second overall pick, Jahlil Okafor has been traded to the Brooklyn Nets for Trevor Booker.  Along with Okafor comes former first round pick, eighth overall, Nik Stauskas who recently has been out of the rotation for the Sixers and also a 2019 second-round pick originally from the New York Knicks.

Coach Kenny Atkinson seems to have gotten a nice early Christmas present with this trade as this is a major addition to his already young and ever growing core in Brooklyn.

Okafor was basically banished to the bench of the Sixers the entire season as they didn’t see a fit for him alongside Joel Embid who has been emerging as their leader and future superstar.  In total Okafor played in 105 games (81 starts) with the Sixers and averaged 14.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 26.2 minutes while shooting 51.0 percent from the field.

Stauskas only played in six games for the Sixers this season due in some part to an ankle injury, but his three year career averages are 7.5 points on 34 percent 3-point shooting.

Booker was a huge hustle guy for Brooklyn and his passion and fight will sorely be missed but with the Nets youth movement this trade was a no-brainer so GM Sean Marks.  Booker a class player and veteran leader for the Nets and tweeted his feelings.