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New York notes: Hernangomez back on court, Okafor opens up

Willy Hernangomez got back on the court for the Knicks in Sunday’s win over Dallas, with Jeff Hornacek opting to get all three of his active centers into the game. However, Hernangomez still only played six minutes. As Marc Berman of The New York Post details, the young big man was happy to get back into the rotation, but also told The Post for the second time in two weeks that...
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January 09, 2018  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor takes another shot at Sixers

Jahlil Okafor isn’t holding back now that he is officially out of Philadelphia.Addressing reporters on Monday, the Brooklyn Nets center admitted that he wasn’t in game shape and blamed his ex-team, the Philadelphia 76ers, for it.“A lot of the guys are in midseason form, where I feel like I’m at the start of the season because I haven’t really played,” said Okafor, according to Brian...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor airs his frustration with the Sixers

Former No. 3 overall pick Jahlil Okafor has been a lost man in the Philadelphia 76ers’ rotation this season. Through seven games, the Duke product has seen the court just once.It has to be a frustrating situation, even as Okafor watches from the bench with his team improving leaps and bounds by the day.Now, in talking about his role in Philadelphia and any future with the Sixers...
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November 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor could be on the move as trade rumors heat up

One of the biggest surprises from last season’s NBA trade deadline was when the 76ers were unable to deal Jahlil Okafor.But that doesn’t mean he won’t be gone by the time the 2017-18 season tips off. Joel Embiid is healthy and the team now has a few capable big men on the roster, which makes Okafor expendable and tradable.Sixers head coach Brett Brown confirmed that the team is currently...
Via The Sports Daily
September 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor eating vegan, has lost weight

Jahlil Okafor is making an effort to get into better shape entering the upcoming NBA season.CSN Philly’s Jessica Camerato spoke with Okafor at the Sixers Shore Tour Thursday and says the third-year center is down 20 pounds from his weight entering training camp last year. Okafor also told Camerato he is following a mostly vegan diet. Okafor averaged 17.5 points and seven rebounds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Sixers shut Jahlil Okafor down for the season

Playing out the string for the final two weeks of the regular season, the Philadelphia 76ers aren’t necessarily worried about wins and losses here. And while the brass in Philadelphia wouldn’t admit this publicly, losses are probably better for the team’s long-term viability.It’s in this that Philadelphia has shut down second-year big man Jahlil Okafor for the remainder of the season...
Via Sportsnaut
March 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor explains viral video of poor defense

Jahlil Okafor has seen the video that went viral during the week of his poor defensive effort on Wednesday, and he has an explanation for it.In short, Okafor acknowledges he was tired at that point in the game, though he defends himself by saying he also was following the team’s defensive gameplan. “I know about the clip that everybody’s been talking about,” Okafor said after shootaround...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers nearly traded Jahlil Okafor to Blazers

The Philadelphia 76ers pulled Jahlil Okafor from their lineup because they felt they were near a deal, and now we know where he would have gone.According to TNT’s David Aldridge, the 76ers held Okafor out of action last week because they were close to dealing him to the Portland Trail Blazers. At least one Sixers player wants to see the team keep Okafor in the fold. That seems increasingly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics’ likeliest trade scenario involves Jahlil Okafor

There’s been a ton of talk since the 2015-16 season ended that the Boston Celtics might add an upper-echelon player during the summer. The team was one of the finalists for Kevin Durant before he ultimately opted to sign with the Golden State Warriors. And while Boston did pick up former Atlanta Hawks All-Star Al Horford, rumors suggesting the team isn’t done haven’t quieted down...
Via Sportsnaut
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor rips trade rumors on Twitter

Jahlil Okafor doesn’t like you, sources. The Philadelphia 76ers’ big man took to Twitter recently to clear the air on how he felt about the constant trade rumors: One second I'm reportedly upset to be in Philly, then the next I'm upset about trade rumors and having to leave Philly. — Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor) July 11, 2016 Which one is it? Source please confirm. Seems...
Via The Sports Daily
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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