Former 76ers big man Jahlil Okafor set to sign with China squad

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The Philadelphia 76ers selected big man Jahlil Okafor with the No.3 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and he’s had a really solid rookie season himself. Although the Sixers had a miserable season at 10-72, Okafor averaged 17.5 points and 7.0 rebounds with 1.2 assists as a rookie.

However, once Joel Embiid was ready to play and made such a huge impact right away, the Sixers moved on from Okafor pretty quickly, sending him to the Brooklyn Nets as part of an early deal. of the 2017-18 season.

After bouncing around a bit with the New Orleans Pelicans and more recently with the Detroit Pistons, it looks like Okafor is heading overseas. According to Sportando, Okafor is expected to sign a deal with Chinese team Guangsha and try to advance his career again.

Okafor can still be a valuable backup in the NBA as he still has good offensive skills. It will be interesting to see if he can play well enough in China to earn a place in the league again.

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