- After remaining in Philadelphia for Saturday night's game in Charlotte due to what appeared to be an impending trade, 76ers big man Jahlil Okafor arrived in Boston on Tuesday night and is expected to play against the Celtics on Wednesday night.

"I'm just trying to focus on playing basketball," Okafor said Wednesday following the team's shootaround. "It's really difficult with all the rumors, not knowing if I'll be here tomorrow. But I know I'm playing tonight and that's what I'm focusing on."

"The organization has been up front with me and communicating with me that they were in advanced trades," Okafor added. "They didn't tell me I was certainly out of the door, just that it was a possibility. I'm grateful of Coach (Brett Brown) and [the] organization that was up front with me. I know it's rare for teams to do that."

Okafor has been the subject of trade rumors for the past few weeks as next week's trade deadline approaches. Brown told reporters over the weekend that Okafor wasn't traveling with the team due to trade rumors.