The Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday decided not to pick up their fourth-year option on Jahlil Okafor, which could have a ripple effect. The New York Times’ Marc Stein reports that Okafor could now seek a contract buyout from Philly after the team decided they don’t want him back next year. A parting of ways between the two sides wouldn’t be at all surprising. Philly had a $6.3 million option on Okafor for next year, which isn’t a lot of money compared to what top players make in the NBA, and they still declined it. They’ve simply lost faith and interest in the youngster.
Jahlil Okafor reportedly could push for contract buyout
Larry Brown Sports | Oct 31