"So I want to get on the court and play after this". That's not happening here. "Let him go play somewhere because I'm 21".
Jahlil Okafor's time is running out in Philadelphia. He might be worth stashing in deeper leagues to see where he winds up, but he hasn't shown enough through his career thus far to warrant a stash in most 12-team formats.
He's played in just one game this season, putting up 10 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in a lopsided loss to the Raptors. So the fact that I know that at the end of the season I would at least have an opportunity to play elsewhere, that's great.
Okafor entered the National Basketball Association as the No. 3 pick in the 2015 draft, but recently he has been questioning his role with the Sixers after playing in only one game this season, against the Raptors.
Jahlil Okafor told reporters Wednesday he would like to facilitate a move out of Philadelphia-whether it's through a buyout or a trade-and an Atlantic Division rival has reportedly already cropped up as a potential landing spot for the disgruntled center.
"It worked out for him", Okafor said. "But that's where we stand today because you waited so long to trade me. I'm not playing here and at the end of this season, I'm an unrestricted free agent". But Ainge has been unwilling to give up anything of real value (Marcus Smart or Terry Rozier), and this time sounds no different, as Keith Pompey of Philly.com is reporting the C's won't give up much for Okafor and are hoping for an eventual buyout. As a result of Philadelphia drafting the best players available instead of best fit, he has been the odd man out with the emergence of Joel Embiid and head coach Brett Brown utilizing Richaun Holmes and Amir Johnson as his primary backup.
Okafor is frustrated partly because, unlike Nerlens Noel, he remained a team player despite the squad's being overcrowded at center. "I was playing so I didn't really have any complaints".