Jahlil Okafor Openly Requests Trade Or Buyout From 76ers, Wants Move 'Quickly'

Jahlil Okafor Openly Requests Trade Or Buyout From 76ers, Wants Move 'Quickly'

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

Okafor, meanwhile, will continue to be glued to the bench after head coach Brett Brown told reporters Amir Johnson is entrenched as the backup to Joel Embiid. Okafor is sick of watching from afar and doesn't want to wait for next year to showcase himself, because he now will be a free agent at the season's close.

Jahlil Okafor wants a speedy divorce from the 76ers and isn't getting it. So when the Sixers didn't exercise the option, he was ready to move on.

The Philadelphia 76ers didn't pick up a fourth-year contract option for Jahlil Okafor, setting him up to hit free agency this offseason. "I'm just in a position to where how can I just get on the court". But Okafor doesn't care how he leaves; he just wants to play somewhere else, even if that means getting traded before the National Basketball Association trade deadline in February.

"Honestly, I didn't want them to pick up my option", Okafor said Wednesday, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jessica Camerato. "That's not happening here and I want to play".

"Sometimes I do think it would be great to get a fresh start, be on a new team, new surroundings, new teammates". So the fact that I know that at the end of the season I would at least have an opportunity to play elsewhere, that's great.

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He added that he would like a resolution to his situation as soon as possible.

He called out Colangelo for not trading him when Okafor feels he had the chance.

Okafor has only appeared in one game during this season, finishing with 10 points and nine rebounds against the Toronto Raptors.

Okafor would give the C's another low-post option - an offensive-minded one at that - to go with Al Horford, Aron Baynes and rookie Daniel Theis. But here I am, November 1st I'm still here and looking to play somewhere.

"I tried to do everything the right way", Okafor said. That's why I made such drastic changes this summer, just to get healthy and where I am today.

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