Sean Kilpatrick

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers trade Jahlil Okafor to Brooklyn Nets

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers trade Jahlil Okafor to Brooklyn Nets

Buried on the bench in Philly, Jahlil Okafor has a chance to prove in Brooklyn he's not a bust.

Okafor got his wish when the Philadelphia 76ers finally traded the No. 3 overall pick of the 2015 draft to the Brooklyn Nets. The deal ends the stalemate that had kept Okafor on the bench for all but two games this season.

Once a prized piece of The Process, Okafor rapidly fell out of favor with the rise of star center Joel Embiid.

“Love you. New beginnings,” Embiid said he texted Okafor. “Good luck. And I made sure to let him know I was going to kick his (rear).”

Team president Bryan Colangelo said he reached a deal with a team he declined to name to trade Okafor last...

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