This rumor appears to be the real deal. The Philadelphia 76ers have been fielding interest for the offensively charged Okafor for a year. In fact, recent reports had four teams in active negotiations for his services. Of the lot, Chicago (Okafor’s home town) made the most sense.
It appears to be a deal that is rapidly closing to a handshake. But the Portland Trailblazers have made some moves at the center position, which seems to have bolstered, not discouraged, their interest in Jahlil Okafor:
Sources say that this trade does not take POR out of the Okafor running. Could pair him with Nurkic long term at C. Extra picks to deal now. https://t.co/xnYAH8EcmM
Until a contract is signed, it’s an open offer. Will the Boston Celtics unload some of their draft picks in a back court heavy draft to bolster their front court? Will the Portland Trailblazers cash in on their newly acquired draft picks in a deal with Philadelphia?