News broke Saturday night that Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor told teammates that the Sixers are actively looking to trade him and he expects to be moved here soon (more on that here). That initial report was followed up with a whole host of other information, among them the possibility that Philadelphia might hold Okafor out the next two games prior to the All-Star Break as they continue to engage in talks with other teams. Okafor did not suit up in Saturday’s win over the Miami Heat. He was not injured. Instead, it was all about the Sixers protecting their investment. Also important to note here, Philadelphia reportedly informed Okafor that it is currently having ongoing discussions with four teams about moving him.
Jahlil Okafor could be held out as trade talks continue
Sportsnaut | Feb 12