Reports: Pelicans, Sixers discussing deal for Okafor
NBA.com staff reports
It’s no secret the Philadelphia 76ers have been trying to shop former No. 3 overall pick Jahlil Okafor. They might have found a potential trade partner in the New Orleans Pelicans.
The two teams are reportedly discussing a deal that would send Okafor to New Orleans in exchange for veteran center Alexis Ajinca and a future first-round Draft pick, as first reported by Sam Amick of USA Today Sports.
Sixers & Pelicans in talks about sending Jahlil Okafor to New Orleans. Philly pushing for NO 1st rounder. Story coming at @USATODAYsports
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) February 6, 2017
Philadelphia and New Orleans engaging in talks focused on a trade for 76ers center Jahlil Okafor, league sources tell @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2017
Sixers could be getting back unhappy center Alexis Ajinca and a future 1st round pick in a Jahlil Okafor trade to New Orleans, a source said
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) February 6, 2017
Wouldn't say Philly-NO talks for Okafor are off, but deal is not imminent. Lots of moving parts.
— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) February 6, 2017