One problem for the 6-foot-11, 255-pound former No. 3 overall pick is simple: Jahlil Okafor is a 1990s power forward trapped in the 2018 NBA for the Nets. The Nets are reliant on fast-pace, 3-point shooting. Stretch fours and fives are the VIPs. Still, Okafor believes his style can fit. “I think it can. It’s just trying to figure out how I can make it fit in without messing up the flow,” said Okafor, who hopes to show the Nets more aggressive play in the final 22 games, starting Monday against the Bulls at Barclays Center. “There was a lot I was thinking about when I first got here. But it definitely can work. It’s just reps and games, something that it will be easier for me and easier for my teammates,” said Okafor, who did not play in the Nets’ most recent game. Again, he is an interior peg trying to fit into a perimeter hole. In the past five games, the Nets have attempted 228 3-point shots — 45.6 a game. Consider, in their last five, the Rockets tried 220, the Warriors attempted 153. Okafor, in his 127-game NBA life, has shot nine (he made one).
Plodding Jahlil Okafor thinks he has place on fast-paced Nets
New York Post | Feb 26