Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown told reporters Friday that big man Jahlil Okafor is out of the rotation completely, adding to the latest chapter in Okafor's eerie start to his NBA career.
Okafor has only played in one game this season, scoring 10 points and grabbing nine rebounds in a 34-point loss to the Toronto Raptors.
According to ESPN, Okafor's camp and the Sixers are collaborating to find a suitable trade for the young center.
Philadelphia has a logjam at the big position with guys like Joel Embiid, Amir Johnson, Dario Saric and Ben Simmons all playing significant minutes.
"With Jahlil Okafor's role further diminishing, his representatives and the Philadelphia 76ers are collaborating to find a suitable trade for the young center, league sources tell ESPN. Okafor has a fourth-year option of $6.3 million that the Sixers have to make a decision on by Tuesday. At the moment, there are no trade front-runners, sources say."
Okafor was the third overall pick in the 2015 draft out of Duke and has career averages of 14.7 points and 6.0 rebounds.
He possesses magnificent post game skills but gives no effort on defense whatsoever. Unlike many of the big men in basketball today, however, Okafor is comfortable with his back to the basket and scoring from the low block.