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Nets land Jahlil Okafor in stunning trade with 76ers

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Nets land Jahlil Okafor in stunning trade with 76ers

Zach Lowe was the first to report the news.

The Jahlil Okafor-Philadelphia 76ers saga has finally come to an end.

The trade comes in after Okafor requested to be bought out from the 76ers but the team denied that request. Brooklyn sent veteran forward Trevor Booker to Philadelphia in return.

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".

The former Duke standout has averaged 14.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game during his three National Basketball Association seasons.

Okafor figures to see significant playing time for the Nets, whether it be as a starter or as a sixth or seventh man off the bench. Boston has until Friday to use their $8.4 million DPE to acquire a player whom they could trade again at the deadline on February 8, so there is still a possibility of movement around the league. He will be a free agent following the 2017-18 season. Okafor has played only 12 minutes and Stauskas has played in only 6 games.

Stauskas has appeared in six games off of the Sixers' bench and has averaged 7.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game during his four-year National Basketball Association career. This may result in him taking Johnson's minutes.

The 76ers are now fifth in the Eastern Conference standings, while the Nets are hovering outside playoff contention.

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