NBA Trade is in the news due to Jahlil Okafor. Philadelphia 76ers top player Jahlil Okafor has confirmed that he is not leaving the game. He will be playing for the Philadelphia 76ers in the upcoming season.
?With all that being said. I love where I am, and I am excited about this upcoming season. Big season for us! #Philly,? the 20-year-old NBA star Jahlil Okafor tweeted. Earlier multiple sources claimed that Jahlil Okafor is leaving his team. Jahlil Okafor had also read such reports. Okafor wrote on Twitter that he is upset because of those baseless reports. Okafor has openly asked the writers for the source. ?He also made it clear that writers are getting lazy and dropping a fraudulent story about him.
Okafor?s team Philadelphia 76ers is interested in NBA trade. But it does not mean that it is ready to lose a strong player like Okafor.
?So when I say in a playful way, ?No, I?m not comfortable,? I think we could be a better basketball team if we could distribute that talent better and maybe take one of those assets and address other needs on the roster. But I think, right now, again, it?s best to say we like all of them,?76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo admitted as much in a recent interview on SiriusXM NBA Radio, according to NESN.
He also added that the team owners want to see every player contributing his best to the team. Colangelo teased that a player may have to leave the team only when the deal is right. He indirectly meant that Philadelphia 76ers will trade a bad player to bring a better player into the team.
New York Knicks Want Jahlil Okafor?
Though Okafor has confessed that he wants to be with his existing team, some teams are still having him in mind. New York Knicks is one among them. Knicks is currently looking for a good player. Okafor is the right man for them. He has averaged 17.5PPG and 7RPG in the previous season. Boston Celtics, ?Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans and Chicago Bulls are also ready to open the door for Okafor. Los Angeles Lakers has very good number of young players like Brandon Ingram, D?Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle. Lakers will be more energetic if one more youngster joins its teammates. These teams may offer a better package to Jahlil Okafor.
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