Nets acquire 76ers' Okafor, Stauskas

Philadelphia 76ers forward Jahlil Okafor

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The 76ers will also send guard Nik Stauskas to the Nets, sources said. The former third overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft has only played in two games this season, averaging five points and 4.5 rebounds on 44.4 per cent shooting.

According to multiple reports, much-maligned forward Jahlil Okafor is finally getting his wish to leave Philadelphia. He now joins D'Angelo Russell, the No. 2 pick in that draft, on a Nets roster with some intriguing young talent.

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Okafor publicly requested a trade or buyout on November 1 and the team declined his $6.3 million team option.

It speaks to Okafor's diminished value in a league increasingly reliant on speed and space that the 76ers were forced to include a second-round sweetener to part with him. "I've done everything they've asked of me and I would just like to get an opportunity to play with a trade or a buyout".

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"I know it's business, but in my eyes, I don't know if it's good business".

Okafor, 21, will now receive a fresh start to a once-promising career, which included averages of 17.5 points, seven rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 53 games as a rookie.

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