The Philadelphia 76ers will not pick up Jahlil Okafor's fourth-year option on his rookie contract, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The deadline to pick up the option is Tuesday night.
The 76ers drafted Okafor with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft and would have made $6.3 million next season if it was picked up.
Marc Stein of the The New York Timesreports that with the Sixers not picking up Okafor's option, it could lead to a buyout. He is also reporting that Okafor believes "workable trades have been on the table."
The Sixers picked up Justin Anderson's fourth-year option for $2.5 million.
Okafor had 10 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in the one game he played this season for the 3-4 Sixers. Unless he is traded or released, he is expected to become a free agent next season.