Philadelphia 76ers Trade Jahlil Okafor to Brooklyn Nets

Jahlil Okafor
February 19, 2016: Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor (8) drives to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) during the NBA game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. (Photograph by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire) (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)

The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas and a 2019 second-round pick (via the New York Knicks) to the Brooklyn Nets for Trevor Booker on Thursday afternoon, according to Zach Lowe and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Philadelphia 76ers Trade Jahlil Okafor to Brooklyn Nets

The 76ers drafted the 21-year-old Okafor with the third overall pick in the 2015 draft. After an impressive rookie season, his minutes declined in the 2016-17 season and he has only played in two games this season as the third option at center behind Joel Embiid and Amir Johnson.

The 24-year-old Stauskus entered his third season in the league this year. The former first-round pick by the Sacramento Kings has only played in six games this season. Stauskus was traded by Sacramento to Philadelphia in July 2015. He averaged 8.5 points per game in 73 games in 2015-16 and 9.5 points per game in 80 games last season.

The 30-year-old Booker will bring a strong rebounding and defensive presence to the 76ers. He averaged 10.1 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game in 18 games for the Nets this season.

The Nets also released shooting guard Sean Kilpatrick. After he averaged over 13 points a game the last two seasons, the 27-year-old has seen his minutes drop from 25.1 per game last season to 11.4 per game this year and has averaged only 4.9 points per game in 16 contests.

Stay tuned for more information and reaction to this trade.

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