Jahlil Okafor Wants a Buyout or Trade From the Sixers

The 76ers declined to pick up Okafor's fourth-year option, which would have kept the center in Philadelphia through the 2018-19 campaign.

Earlier this week, Philadelphia made a decision to not pick up the fourth-year, $6.3 million option on Okafor's rookie deal, after having tried to trade him for some time.

Despite appearing in just one game this season, Okafor should have some suitors - including the Boston Celtics, who would be able to take on his $4.99 million contract using the $8.4 million designated player exception it was granted earlier this season after Gordon Hayward's injury.

The Sixers have been trying to trade Okafor for more than two seasons. "Let him go play somewhere" because I'm 21.

Okafor is looking forward to getting out of Philly as soon as possible. "I had a talk with (team president) Bryan (Colangelo) about that (Tuesday), just because I want to play".

College Football Playoff announces title game sites for 2021 through 2024
The BCS National Championship Game was played in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl Stadium in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. Indianapolis is set to host college football's biggest event.

When Okafor was asked about the option not being picked up, he was honest and mature to reporters, but his transparency is one rarely seen in sports. "I want the team to do great things, but at the same time I want to play".

Okafor says that he didn't believe he'd still be with the Sixers when the deadline for his option came up.

Jahlil Okafor wants the 76ers to trade him or buy him out. "But that's where we stand today, because he waited so long to trade me". "I've been going through a lot since I've been here, so the fact that I know that at the end of the season that I'll at least have an opportunity to play elsewhere, that's great".

Other teams - that don't care about winning this season and will have cap room next summer - are generally better of waiting to sign him then.

In the present season, Okafor is again a favorite topic in National Basketball Association trade talks because he is no longer a part of 76ers head coach Brett Brown's rotation. As a result, the former third overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft will become an unrestricted free agent following the season.

Related News:

  • Apparently This Is Why Selena Gomez And The Weeknd Broke Up

    Apparently This Is Why Selena Gomez And The Weeknd Broke Up

    We're told Abel enjoyed being single before he met Selena and felt unfairly tied down in a relationship that had lost its passion. Insiders claim that Bieber's reconnection with Gomez didn't happen until after her relationship with The Weeknd was over.
    Scientists can't explain a 'worrying' rise in methane levels

    Scientists can't explain a 'worrying' rise in methane levels

    New research by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) reveals it rose a level not seen in 800,000 years. It hopes that will contribute to debate at a major climate conference in Bonn, Germany, starting next week.
    Under Armour, Inc. Class C (NYSE:UA) Sees Volatile Trading - Down $3.21

    Under Armour, Inc. Class C (NYSE:UA) Sees Volatile Trading - Down $3.21

    Under Armour is a leading developer, marketer and distributor of branded performance products for men, women and youth. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP bought a new stake in Under Armour during the third quarter valued at about $196,000.
  • First pictures of Jeep Wrangler 2018 out

    After all, the YJ Series Wrangler's square headlights are still a point of controversy 30 years after its debut. Jeep has revealed images of its new Wrangler that show it's the same, but different.
    Starbucks' 2017 holiday cups have arrived

    Starbucks' 2017 holiday cups have arrived

    The coffee chain's seasonal cups launched in the USA on Wednesday morning and it's safe to say they're full of festive cheer. With all of the empty space, you can DIY the hell out of the cup and make your own adorable creation.
    Nintendo Offers Link Green 2DS Bundle for Black Friday

    Nintendo Offers Link Green 2DS Bundle for Black Friday

    For fans of cool hardware: A white-and-orange New Nintendo 2DS XL system at a suggested retail price of $149.99 (now available). The catch is that it's only for the Nintendo Switch , so if you were somehow still eyeing the Wii U version you're out of luck.
  • OR  gets A for Premature Birth Report Card

    OR gets A for Premature Birth Report Card

    The U.S. preterm birth rate increased from 9.6 percent of births in 2015 to 9.8 percent in 2016, according to the report. A cluster of a dozen counties in the northeastern part of the state had premature birth rates of more than 10.8 percent.
    Nadal Tops Year-End Rankings After Chung Victory

    Nadal Tops Year-End Rankings After Chung Victory

    It is the fourth time the Spaniard, who started the season ninth in the rankings, has achieved the feat after 2008, 2010 and 2013. After saving three match points in the tiebreaker, Schwartzman leveled the match when Isner made a forehand error.
    Trump says he would consider sending NYC attacker to Guantánamo Bay

    Trump says he would consider sending NYC attacker to Guantánamo Bay

    Moreover, the U.S. already tried to set up an alternative system - the military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay , Cuba, that George W. Bush assigning them the label "enemy combatants"-which negates any protections they would have under the Geneva Conventions".
  • Australia to ban climbing on Uluru from 2019

    Australia to ban climbing on Uluru from 2019

    The park's Board of Management voted unanimously to approve the change , which has been the subject of lengthy discussion. Indigenous Australians have also complained about visitors urinating on the rock, potentially contaminating water sources.
    Margot Robbie in a New Full-Length, Red Band Trailer for 'I, Tonya'

    Margot Robbie in a New Full-Length, Red Band Trailer for 'I, Tonya'

    I, Tonya hits limited theaters in NY and Los Angeles on December 8, followed by a nationwide rollout in January. She's a attractive blonde known for looking glamorous both on and off screen.
    Teal Pumpkin Project makes Halloween safe for children with food allergies

    Teal Pumpkin Project makes Halloween safe for children with food allergies

    There are no cures for food allergies, and the only way to prevent reactions are to avoid the allergen altogether, said Gill. Since the project sprouted in 2014, places like United Market Street are promoting the importance of the teal pumpkin.


Most liked

Sir Michael Fallon Has Just Resigned As Defence Secretary
Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has resigned following allegations of past behaviour which he said may have "fallen short". His decision came after it emerged that he put his hand on radio host Julia Hartley-Brewer's knee during a dinner 15 years ago.

Sony unleashes the cuteness with new robot dog
The firm also established a venture capital fund to build partnerships with AI start ups and robotics as well as researchers. The company teamed up with American company Cogitai to focus its investments on robotics startups around the world.

Sergio Aguero becomes Manchester City's record goalscorer
Sergio Aguero became Manchester City's all-time leading goalscorer after finishing off this superb counterattack. City won the reverse fixture 2-1 at the Etihad and will expect a tough test at the Serie A side.

NYPD Officer Who Shot NYC Terror Attack Suspect Hailed As Hero
Nash fired nine shots at Saipov, ending the worst terrorist attack in New York City since September 11, 2001. Nash is new to the neighborhood, and many residents didn't know he was an officer until now.

Trump Calls NYC Attack A 'Horrible Act' Committed By An 'Animal'
The so-called diversity visa program was created by Congress in 1990. He killed eight people and injured 11 others, including two children.

Excess of Halloween candy can be donated to soldiers, veterans
Thomas Dudney is collecting candy to send to our troops as part of the Operation Gratitude Halloween GIVE-Back Program. The annual Halloween Candy Buyback event is taking place on Wednesday, November 1 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Senators demand more action from tech firms on Russian election meddling
He also asked Stretch why Facebook delayed taking down an account that purported to be linked to the Tennessee Republican party. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., that would bring political ad rules from TV, radio and print to the internet.

Imam Khamenei receives Russian President
President Donald Trump has lambasted the deal and refused to confirm whether his government will comply with it. Putin also met Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters.

JK Rowling Burns Donald Trump Jr. Over His Halloween Socialism Lesson
A key tenant of both Halloween and socialism that Trump Jr. has failed to grasp: free candy. There is also of course, the irony that Halloween candy.is.well, literally a handout.

Rockwell Automation rejects unsolicited bid from Emerson
BidaskClub raised shares of Rockwell Automation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Saturday, July 8th. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link .

Students safe as man holds teacher hostage at California school
A male parent barricaded himself inside a Riverside elementary school after taking a teacher hostage late Tuesday morning. A school in California was evacuated after a parent took a teacher hostage, school district officials said Tuesday.

49ers get QB Garoppolo from Patriots for 2nd rounder
The New England Patriots shocked their fans Monday night when they traded away prized backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo . His pair of starts was enough to attract national attention that the Patriots were potentially sitting on a gold mine.

Apple releases iOS 11.1 with new emoji, 3D Touch multitasking fix, more
The icons were released as part of iOS 11 .1, the latest version of the operating system for iPhone and iPad . Once iOS 11.1 is shown as an available update, tap "Download & Install" and follow the on-screen instructions.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Loot Crate Changes Coming Following Backlash
The list has not yet been completed, as EA promises to continue balancing and changing Battlefront 2 according to player feedback. Some Epic Star Cards will still be available through starter packs, by pre-ordering, or through special editions of the game.

FDA Issues Overdose Warning About Popular Halloween Candy
The FDA isn't suggesting ditching the candy all together, but is warning people to resist any kind of black licorice binging. The FDA put out a festive video explaining the issue with licorice and "witching" you a Happy and safe Halloween .