WELCOME to Brooklyn Okafor and Stauskas

Updated: December 11, 2017

The Brooklyn Nets announced the new additions of Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas today during practice at the HSS Training Center.

“I have a chip on my shoulder. This is the first time people are against me, in a sense.” Okafor told reporters.  “I thought about (playing with D’Angelo) a ton. We’re very excited to grow on the court together.”

Okafor also said he plans on playing tomorrow and that he has been on a Vegan diet since the summer to which he has lost 20 pounds. Okafor will wear the number 4 for the Nets.

Stauskas said that he and Caris Levert were roommates at Michigan for two years and LeVert told him the Nets are a “first class” organization. Stauskas will wear the number 2 for the Nets.

“I’m very excited,” said Stauskas. “From talking with coach (Kenny) Atkinson, the offense that they run here, I feel like I’m very suitable for that. It’s something I’m comfortable doing. When I first came here, I can’t remember who it was, someone told me to shoot to kill. I think that’s a good motto to live by and I’m excited to get involved in that.”

Quotes: Bryan Fonseca and Anthony Puccio

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