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  • • Jahlil Okafor agrees to 2-year deal with Pistons
    Big man Jahlil Okafor has agreed to become the newest member of the Detroit Pistons. He joins the team on a two-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Free agent center Jahlil Okafor has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Pistons, sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2020 The 6-foot-11 […] The post Jahlil Okafor agrees to 2-year deal...2020
  • • Pistons to Sign Jahlil Okafor to Two-Year Deal
    The Detroit Pistons have agreed to a two-year deal with center Jahlil Okafor, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The 24-year-old played last season with the New Orleans Pelicans. Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports that the deal will be for the veteran minimum. The move gives Detroit another center on the same day that […] The post Pistons to Sign Jahlil Okafor to Two-Year Deal appeared f...2020
  • Sources: Okafor, Plumlee reach deals with Pistons
    • Sources: Okafor, Plumlee reach deals with Pistons
    The Detroit Pistons agreed Friday to a three-year, $25 million deal with center Mason Plumlee, his agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, and a two-year deal with Jahlil Okafor, according to sources....2020
  • Report: Pistons signing Mason Plumlee (three years, $25M), Jahlil Okafor
    • Report: Pistons signing Mason Plumlee (three years, $25M), Jahlil Okafor
    An early contender for worst signing of free agency....2020
  • Former Trail Blazers player Cliff Alexander charged with gun felony
    • Former Trail Blazers player Cliff Alexander charged with gun felony
    Top 2014 high school recruits: Jahlil Okafor, Emmanuel Mudiay, Stanley Johnson, Cliff Alexander, Karl-Anthony Towns, Myles Turner....2020
  • D2 Player GIVES BUCKETS to NBA Pros? Antonio Blakeney, Jahlil Okafor & More!
    • D2 Player GIVES BUCKETS to NBA Pros? Antonio Blakeney, Jahlil Okafor & More!
    Kaleb Darrett, a D2 NAIA hooper, held his own against NBA pros Jahlil Okafor and Antonio Blakeney at Remy Workouts’ pro runs at Miami. Bam Adebayo, Mario Chalmers, Jeff Green and Brandon Knight also pulled up. Check out who showed up to Remy Workouts’ runs last week. The post D2 Player GIVES BUCKETS to NBA Pros? Antonio Blakeney, Jahlil Okafor & More! appeared first on SLAM....2019
  • Pelicans Exercise 2019-20 Team Option On Jahlil Okafor
    • Pelicans Exercise 2019-20 Team Option On Jahlil Okafor
    The New Orleans Pelicans have exercised their 2019-20 team option on Jahlil Okafor, Malika Andrews of ESPN reports. The big man played in 59 games for the Pels last season and started 24 of them. Okafor initially signed a multiyear deal with the Pelicans last summer after his tenure with the Philadelphia 76ers came to […] The post Pelicans Exercise 2019-20 Team Option On Jahlil Okafor appear...2019
  • • Phil Jackson's bad trades still haunting the Knicks
    The Knicks will miss out on a valuable pick in this year’s draft because of a trade former team president Phil Jackson made nearly five years ago, according to Marc Berman of The New York Post. New York would own the 31st pick, which is coveted because it offers a chance at a potential first-round talent without a guaranteed salary, if Jackson hadn’t traded it to the Sixers. The Knicks wanted to u...2019
  • • E'Twaun Moore out at least seven to 10 days
    A recurrent left quadriceps contusion that Pelicans swingman E’Twaun Moore suffered Wednesday night will sideline him for more than a week, the team announced on its website. An MRI conducted Thursday confirmed the injury, and the medical staff will re-evaluate his condition in seven to 10 days. Moore’s absence leaves the Pelicans even more short-handed in the wake of last night’s news that Jrue H...2019
  • • 2019’s most valuable traded second-round picks
    For fans of teams such as the Knicks, Suns, Cavaliers and Bulls, the bottom of the NBA’s standings are of particular interest this season because of the effect they’ll have on the first-round order of the 2019 NBA draft. Of course, those reverse standings will also dictate the order of the draft’s second round, and an early second round pick can nearly as valuable as a first rounder. So, while tra...2019

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Jahlil Okafor injury and suspension

  • • E'Twaun Moore out at least seven to 10 days
    A recurrent left quadriceps contusion that Pelicans swingman E’Twaun Moore suffered Wednesday night will sideline him for more than a week, the team announced on its website. An MRI conducted Thursday confirmed the injury, and the medical staff will re-evaluate his condition in seven to 10 days. Moore’s absence leaves the Pelicans even more short-handed in the wake of last night’s news that Jrue H...2019
  • • Rockets 'leaning against' picking up Marquese Chriss’ 4th-year option
    The Rockets are leaning against picking up Marquese Chriss‘ fourth-year option, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com. Chriss came to Houston along with Brandon Knight in a deal that sent out Ryan Anderson. He has yet to play this season because of an ankle injury, though he is expected to make his debut tonight against the Blazers. The former No. 8 overall pick won’t be the only young prosp...2018
  • • Pelicans' Jahlil Okafor to miss one to two weeks due to ankle injury
    New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor sprained his right ankle toward the end of his team's first preseason game on Sunday, and he’s expected to miss one to two weeks because of the ailment, according to the team’s website.Okafor signed with New Orleans and was expected to compete for a spot in the rotation. After seeing limited playing him with the Sixers and Nets last season, he was hoping t...2018
  • Jahlil Okafor leaves game with ankle injury, on crutches after game, will get MRI
    • Jahlil Okafor leaves game with ankle injury, on crutches after game, will get MRI
    He injured his ankle with 18 seconds left in the game....2018
  • • Source: Pelicans' Okafor to have MRI on ankle
    New Orleans center Jahlil Okafor underwent an X-ray on his right ankle and will have an MRI on Monday after exiting Sunday's preseason game against Chicago late in the fourth quarter with an injury....2018
  • • Pelicans' Jahlil Okafor on crutches, will undergo MRI on ankle
    Jahlil Okafor suffered an ankle injury in his preseason debut with the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday.Okafor left the Pelicans’ game against the Bulls in Chicago after spraining his ankle tripping over a player. He was seen on crutches after the game. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski says Okafor will get X-rays and undergo an MRI.Okafor signed with the Pelicans in August. The former No. 3 overall pick ha...2018
  • • Report: Jahlil Okafor, Pelicans agree to deal
    The Pelicans have agreed to sign free agent center Jahlil Okafor, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter links). A source tells Wojnarowski that Okafor will sign a two-year contract with a partial guarantee in the first year and a team option for year two.Scott Kushner of The Advocate first reported on Tuesday that the Pelicans and Okafor were engaged in discussions about a possible deal....2018
  • • Injury notes: Markelle Fultz getting closer; Jahlil Okafor set to play
    Joel Embiid is considered doubtful for Wednesday’s game, and Markelle Fultz isn’t quite ready to get back on the court yet, but the Sixers got some positive news on both players this week. As Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports Philadelphia details, there was some concern on Sunday night that Embiid had suffered a broken right hand, but X-rays were negative and he believes he’s dealing instead with a s...2018
  • • What The Nets Gave Up In The Okafor-Booker Trade
    Last week's trade of Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas and a second rounder from the 76ers to the Nets for Trevor Booker was fascinating for a few reasons. First, it gave two recent lottery picks a new start before free agency on a team looking for contributors. Second, Booker now joins the Sixers, moving from a feisty cellar-dweller to a potential playoff team.  However, the most interesting part of th...2017
  • • Isaiah Thomas calls out Sixers on Twitter over Jahlil Okafor saga
    Isaiah Thomas knows what it feels like to be disrespected by your team, and now he is standing up for Jahlil Okafor now that Okafor is facing the same.Thomas took to Twitter on Thursday to call out the Philadelphia 76ers over their treatment of the third-year big man. The Sixers have tried to trade the 21-year-old Okafor since last season but haven’t been able to find a deal and have buried him on...2017

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Jahlil Okafor trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Phil Jackson's bad trades still haunting the Knicks
    The Knicks will miss out on a valuable pick in this year’s draft because of a trade former team president Phil Jackson made nearly five years ago, according to Marc Berman of The New York Post. New York would own the 31st pick, which is coveted because it offers a chance at a potential first-round talent without a guaranteed salary, if Jackson hadn’t traded it to the Sixers. The Knicks wanted to u...2019
  • • 2019’s most valuable traded second-round picks
    For fans of teams such as the Knicks, Suns, Cavaliers and Bulls, the bottom of the NBA’s standings are of particular interest this season because of the effect they’ll have on the first-round order of the 2019 NBA draft. Of course, those reverse standings will also dictate the order of the draft’s second round, and an early second round pick can nearly as valuable as a first rounder. So, while tra...2019
  • • Pels say no animosity for Davis amid trade talks
    Jahlil Okafor was among several Pelicans players and coaches who expressed support for Anthony Davis on Wednesday, with Okafor saying, "At the end of the day, I just want him to be happy."...2019
  • • That's Pretty Interesting: D'Angelo Russell, Aaron Gordon among most intriguing players NOT in trade rumors
    Also: The Brook Lopez experience is only getting better, a Jahlil Okafor mixtape and more...2019
  • • Rockets 'leaning against' picking up Marquese Chriss’ 4th-year option
    The Rockets are leaning against picking up Marquese Chriss‘ fourth-year option, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com. Chriss came to Houston along with Brandon Knight in a deal that sent out Ryan Anderson. He has yet to play this season because of an ankle injury, though he is expected to make his debut tonight against the Blazers. The former No. 8 overall pick won’t be the only young prosp...2018
  • • Report: Jahlil Okafor 'veritable lock' to make Pelicans
    The Pelicans only have 12 players on fully guaranteed contracts, leaving three potential openings on their 15-man regular-season roster. However, it sounds like one of those three spots has already been claimed. Okafor, who joined the Pelicans this summer after stints in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, injured his ankle last week, but head coach Alvin Gentry suggested that the ailment wouldn’t prevent ...2018
  • • What to make of the Pelicans' offseason
    Hoops Rumors is breaking down the 2018 offseason for all 30 NBA teams, revisiting the summer’s free agent signings, trades, draft picks, departures and more. We’ll evaluate each team’s moves from the last several months and look ahead to what the 2018-19 season holds for all 30 franchises. Today, we’re focusing on the New Orleans Pelicans. Signings: Standard contracts: Julius Randle: Two years, $1...2018
  • • Pelicans' Jahlil Okafor on crutches, will undergo MRI on ankle
    Jahlil Okafor suffered an ankle injury in his preseason debut with the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday.Okafor left the Pelicans’ game against the Bulls in Chicago after spraining his ankle tripping over a player. He was seen on crutches after the game. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski says Okafor will get X-rays and undergo an MRI.Okafor signed with the Pelicans in August. The former No. 3 overall pick ha...2018
  • • Poeltl excited about the possibilities with Spurs
    Jakob Poeltl is hoping an offseason trade to the Spurs will give him a better shot at playing time, relays Tom Orsborne of The San Antonio Express-News. Poeltl was an overlooked part of the deal that sent Kawhi Leonard to Toronto and DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio, but the former first-round pick may find a greater opportunity to show off his skills with his new team. Poeltl describes himself as wil...2018
  • • 2018 NBA free agency updates, rumors, trades: Carmelo Anthony signs with Rockets; Pelicans add Jahlil Okafor
    Keep checking back for the latest updates as NBA free agency continues...2018

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  • • So who are these Philadelphia 76ers really?
    The noxious preemptive smugness from the Sam Hinkie acolytes is a bit rich, but the Sixers appear to have set themselves up well. Lottery picks abound: the best point guard prospect since Kyrie Irving, a uniquely talented creative forward, a Rookie of the Year runner-up (if slightly fraudulent), and Construction Paper Hakeem Olajuwon. (And, uh, Jahlil Okafor.) They’ve made a few nice veteran acqui...2017
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  • • 76ers 'starstruck' by Will Smith's appearance at team dinner
    Members of the Philadelphia 76ers were left in awe after actor Will Smith made a surprise appearance at a team dinner earlier this week. Smith is Philadelphia native who along with wife Jada Pinkett Smith purchased a minority stake in the team in 2011. Despite being a frequent attendee at Sixers games at Wells Fargo Center, players -- including Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor and rookie B...2016
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Top Jahlil Okafor news

  • • Ben Simmons Rumors: 76ers Reportedly to Pick SF with 1st Pick of 2016 NBA Draft
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  • • NBA Draft to See Simmons Go to Sixers, Say Sources, Leaving Ingram to Lakers
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  • • Sean Rooks, 76ers Assistant and Former NBA Player, Dies at Age 46
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  • • Nets acquire center Okafor in trade with 76ers
    The Brooklyn Nets acquired center Jahlil Okafor and guard Nik Stauskas from the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday in exchange for forward Trevor Booker....2017
  • Sixers Trade Jahlil Okafor To Brooklyn Nets
    • Sixers Trade Jahlil Okafor To Brooklyn Nets
    Philly finally traded Okafor. The post Sixers Trade Jahlil Okafor To Brooklyn Nets appeared first on SLAMonline....2017
  • • Sources: 76ers near Okafor deal with Nets
    The Philadelphia 76ers are nearing agreement to trade Jahlil Okafor to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Trevor Booker, league sources tell ESPN.com....2017
  • • Report: If Joel Embiid is Healthy, Sixers Could Trade Jahlil Okafor
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  • • Nerlens Noel Reportedly Sued for Alleged Death Threat and Rental House Damages
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  • Mychal Thompson: Jahlil Okafor Is Like ‘A Harley In Your Garage Collecting Dust’
    • Mychal Thompson: Jahlil Okafor Is Like ‘A Harley In Your Garage Collecting Dust’
    He says Big Jah needs his own team. The post Mychal Thompson: Jahlil Okafor Is Like ‘A Harley In Your Garage Collecting Dust’ appeared first on SLAMonline....2017
  • Jahlil Okafor Is Asking For Buyout from 76ers, Says Situation ‘Really Sucks’
    • Jahlil Okafor Is Asking For Buyout from 76ers, Says Situation ‘Really Sucks’
    "I want to play ball." The post Jahlil Okafor Is Asking For Buyout from 76ers, Says Situation ‘Really Sucks’ appeared first on SLAMonline....2017
  • Brett Brown Not Playing Jahlil Okafor in Garbage Time ‘Out of Respect’
    • Brett Brown Not Playing Jahlil Okafor in Garbage Time ‘Out of Respect’
    Jah can't get on the court. The post Brett Brown Not Playing Jahlil Okafor in Garbage Time ‘Out of Respect’ appeared first on SLAMonline....2017

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  • • Phil Jackson's bad trades still haunting the Knicks
    2019
  • • Anthony Davis expected to miss one to two weeks with finger sprain
    New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis is expected to miss between one and two weeks with a left finger sprain, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. The team also confirmed the report. The big picture: As great a player as Davis is, this won’t really have a huge impact on much long term. New Orleans brings a sub-.500 record to the table, has won just five of its last 10 games and lost two in a ...2019
  • • Report: Jahlil Okafor 'veritable lock' to make Pelicans
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  • • Jahlil Okafor is a low-risk, high-reward proposition for the Pelicans
    The signing of big man Jahlil Okafor is a low-risk, high-reward proposition for the Pelicans, Scott Kushner of The New Orleans Advocate opines. The former No. 3 overall pick was signed to a one-year, $2,445,085 contract with just a $100K guarantee. That means Okafor can easily be cut loose if he doesn’t impress in training camp, Kushner notes. If he sticks, Okafor’s scoring ability could allow him...2018
  • • Pelicans, Jahlil Okafor discussing possible deal
    The Pelicans are in discussions with free agent center Jahlil Okafor on a possible deal that would see him come to training camp with the club, according to Scott Kushner of The Advocate (Twitter link). New Orleans has used its mid-level and bi-annual exceptions, but could offer Okafor a minimum-salary contract.Okafor, drafted by the Sixers with the third overall pick in 2015, averaged 17.5 PPG an...2018
  • • Report: Chinese teams interested in Jahlil Okafor
    Jahlil Okafor appears to have offers waiting in China if he can’t find an NBA team to sign him, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.The third player taken in the 2015 draft, Okafor washed out in Philadelphia and didn’t play much after being traded to the Nets in December. He got into just 26 games with Brooklyn and averaged 6.4 PPG in 12.6 minutes per night.Okafor is working out in Miami, b...2018
  • • Report: Jahlil Okafor, former No. 3 pick, not drawing interest
    When the Philadelphia 76ers drafted Jahlil Okafor, they thought he was a franchise cornerstone. Only three years later, he doesn’t have a market in free agency.According to Ashish Mathur of Amico Hoops, the No. 3 overall pick of the 2015 draft hasn’t drawn any interest as an unrestricted free agent.The simple truth is Okafor must be willing to sign a minimum-salary contract to stay in the league. ...2018
  • • Jahlil Okafor to return to Nets lineup on Wednesday, will get his chance
    He's playing for his next contract now....2018
  • • Injury notes: Markelle Fultz getting closer; Jahlil Okafor set to play
    2018
  • • What The Nets Gave Up In The Okafor-Booker Trade
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Jahlil Okafor rumors, scandals

  • • Anthony Davis expected to miss one to two weeks with finger sprain
    2019
  • • The good and bad of the Colangelo era (if he's fired)
    If president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo gets fired over an alleged Twitter scandal, he will be remembered for several important decisions that set the direction of the franchise, writes Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Pompey states that Colangelo’s best move in his two-year tenure has been drafting Ben Simmons with the top pick in 2016. Although it seems like an easy choic...2018
  • • Former Sixer does not think Bryan Colangelo was using burner accounts
    Reports that Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo has been using secret burner accounts on Twitter to criticize players lit the Internet on fire Tuesday. But one former Sixer has his doubts that it actually occurred.Indiana Pacers big man Trevor Booker, who spent an earlier part of this season with Philadelphia, sent a tweet in the wake of the surreal scandal that appeared to hint th...2018
  • 76ers Openly Exploring Jahlil Okafor Trade Offers; Will They Have Takers?
    • 76ers Openly Exploring Jahlil Okafor Trade Offers; Will They Have Takers?
    There’s no need for rumors or speculation anymore: The Philadelphia 76ers want to trade Jahlil Okafor. Sixers head coach Brett... »...2017
  • • After skipping Charlotte, Jahlil Okafor reunites with 76ers in Boston vs. Celtics
    After rampant speculation that Okafor would be traded, it appears that the No. 3 overall pick from the 2015 NBA Draft will be back with the Sixers this week....2017
  • • Jahlil Okafor ‘trying to focus on playing basketball’ amid trade rumors
    Jahlil Okafor has rejoined the Philadelphia 76ers ahead of Wednesday’s match-up with the Boston Celtics after not traveling with the team for its past two games amid persistent trade rumors. And now that Okafor is back with the team, the second-year player is doing his best to ignore all the rampant speculation.“I’m just trying to focus on playing basketball,” Okafor said Wednesday following shoot...2017
  • • Jahlil Okafor ‘trying to focus on playing basketball’ amid trade rumors
    Jahlil Okafor has rejoined the Philadelphia 76ers ahead of Wednesday’s match-up with the Boston Celtics after not traveling with the team for its past two games amid persistent trade rumors. And now that Okafor is back with the team, the second-year player is doing his best to ignore all the rampant speculation.“I’m just trying to focus on playing basketball,” Okafor said Wednesday following shoot...2017
  • • Jahlil Okafor reportedly expects to being traded soon
    Rumors surrounding Jahlil Okafor and a potential trade from the Philadelphia 76ers have been circulating for the better part of the past calendar year.Now, with the trade deadline itself less than two weeks away, it looks like Okafor himself expects to be dealt. The No. 3 overall pick from Duke back in 2015, Okafor simply hasn’t fit in too well with Philadelphia. He’s averaging just 11.6 points an...2017
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