Jahlil Okafor got his trade wish and the Nets got a big man with major upside.
An NBA trade is about to go down.. When Bryan Colangelo became the GM in 2016, he claimed that he wouldn't make a bad deal.
Okafor has appeared in two games for the Sixers this season. Not only that, the center logjam would've caused serious problems, and well, it did.
With the Nets struggling to hit their three-point shots, ranking 24th in three-point percentage with 35.4 percent, Stauskas can earn his minutes by doing what he does best in knocking down threes.
"I know it's business, but in my eyes, I don't know if it's good business".
Okafor, who has played in just two games this season, said last month he had asked the 76ers for a buyout because he wants to find a team where he "can play".
"This is my third year in the National Basketball Association, and I know it's a business", Okafor said. Dario Saric is a starting POWER FORWARD and is the fourth string center.
The Boston Celtics were nearly always mentioned in rumored deals for Okafor (then again, which rumors weren't they mentioned in the last few years?), and in a way, Thursday's trade will likely make Boston fans smile just a little bit.
Okafor, a former Duke star, should finally see the playing time he's been begging for since he was drafted. More importantly, the Sixers can now move on with both parties getting what they wanted.