Celtics interested in acquiring Jahlil Okafor at discount

Celtics interested in acquiring Jahlil Okafor at discount

"I've asked for a buyout", Okafor told reporters after practice on Wednesday. "This is my life".

"He said that he felt that if he bought me out, another team would be getting me for free", Okafor said. "I had a talk with (team president) Bryan (Colangelo) about that (Tuesday), just because I want to play". "I want the team to do great things, but at the same time I want to play". In an offense where Okafor, Embiid, and C Nerlens Noel starred for the front court, the floor spacing was often cramped an uneven, which prompted the 76ers to reduce Okafor's minutes, leaving him as the odd man out.

According to Okafor, Colangelo denied his buyout request, telling the Duke product it would be "like giving me away to a team for free".

The Bulls have been linked to Okafor in the past as the big man reportedly preferred to be traded to Chicago if anywhere.

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Imagine Al Horford at power forward and Okafor at center? So, acquiring Okafor's Bird Rights now - even if they come with a $6,313,832 cap on re-signing him next summer - might be the best route to securing him long term. "I've been going through a lot since I've been here, so the fact that I know that at the end of the season that I'll at least have an opportunity to play elsewhere, that's great". It could be a buyout, it could be a trade.

76ers head coach Brett Brown said Okafor is out of the rotation and would have to earn the chance to leap other players ahead of him.

One would have assumed that they would have been eager to pick up his contract just to enhance his trade value. His season was cut short due to a knee injury, and by the start of the 2016-17 campaign, Okafor had lost his grip on the starting center spot.

"I didn't expect November 1st to hit, that I would be here", Okafor said. Starter Joel Embiid hasn't been cleared to play on back-to-back nights, so he sat out that game. I'm not playing here. "I'm 21, I'm healthy, and I'm trying to get on the court".

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