Former No. 3 pick Jahlil Okafor is out of the rotation for the 76ers
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:19 pm    Post subject:

"We got money."

It's like he jinxed himself. Bet he didn't expect his bank account to be this when he bragged that. He better spend carefully unlike majority of athletes.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:42 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
Damn. Wow.

Pretty amazing the 76ers completely whiffed on Oak and still have a core of Embiid/Simmons, and Fultz (assuming that whack stuff is all worked out).


yeah, all the 76rs are missing is some veteran talent!

Like (cough, cough) Deng...!

Call em up Magic...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:06 pm    Post subject:

Remember when people here were saying Okafor was the next Tim Duncan and Towns was the next Al Horford?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:00 pm    Post subject:

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Am I the only one who thinks that Okafor would be a Laker if he were available at #2 this past draft?

Yes, but I bet Okafor would be a Laker if Magic were GM in 2015.


But then we'd suck even more and have a higher pick in 2016 and get Simmons.

Nah, the Sixers won 10 games that season!!!!?!?!!?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:45 am    Post subject:

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Sources say Okafor may opt to push for a buyout agreement now that the former No. 3 overall pick will be an unrestricted free agent in July

6:49 PM - Oct 31, 2017


If he got bought out....I would consider adding him, and waiving Zubac. I think Okafor is clearly more talented than Zubac.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:23 am    Post subject:

Don't you think Magic still wants Oak? He really wanted him in 2015 IIRC. Maybe Magic's no longer high on Zubac, and would package him for Oak (and I'm not judging the merits, just saying Magic had expressed interest in Oak before).
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:04 am    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
Don't you think Magic still wants Oak? He really wanted him in 2015 IIRC. Maybe Magic's no longer high on Zubac, and would package him for Oak (and I'm not judging the merits, just saying Magic had expressed interest in Oak before).


Embiid would have fun with Zubac
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:08 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
Remember when people here were saying Okafor was the next Tim Duncan and Towns was the next Al Horford?


I liked Okafor as a prospect but it was funny to see the mental gymnastics people were doing to pretend like Okafor was a better pick than KAT was. That said, KAT (at least offensively) was much better in the NBA than he ever showed at Kentucky.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:57 pm    Post subject:

tox wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
Am I the only one who thinks that Okafor would be a Laker if he were available at #2 this past draft?

Yes, but I bet Okafor would be a Laker if Magic were GM in 2015.


And then Russell would be a 76er with Ben Simmons and Embiid and then they'd get Fultz in this draft and their starting lineup would be

D'Angelo Russell
Markelle Fultz
Ben Simmons
Dario Saric
Joel Embiid

And ours.... yeah let's not talk about that....
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:10 pm    Post subject:

I was disappointed when Jim and Mitch chose Russell over Okafor. I blame his poor play in Philly on him not wanting to be there. In my eyes he didn't give a 100% and that lowered his value because that shows lack of professionalism. I believe he's a better player than he's shown. He's only 21 with a lot of upside. I like him for the right price. Zuback to date hasn't lived up to expectations.

EDIT He hasn't played well enough to warrant a raise. If we could get him at $4,995,120 it would be a steal comparable to 27th.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:48 pm    Post subject:

In the very unlikely event we did trade for this guy, do you guys think Walton and Shaw can change this guy's playstyle to fit the modern game?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:47 pm    Post subject:

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Damn. Wow.

Pretty amazing the 76ers completely whiffed on Oak and still have a core of Embiid/Simmons, and Fultz (assuming that whack stuff is all worked out).

The Philadelphia curse has struck again. Fultz out indefinitely. Embiid, Simmons now Fultz. The first round #1 is probably praying he's not chosen by Philly.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:29 pm    Post subject:

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In the very unlikely event we did trade for this guy, do you guys think Walton and Shaw can change this guy's playstyle to fit the modern game?

no
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:31 pm    Post subject:

GreekTrojan wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Remember when people here were saying Okafor was the next Tim Duncan and Towns was the next Al Horford?


I liked Okafor as a prospect but it was funny to see the mental gymnastics people were doing to pretend like Okafor was a better pick than KAT was. That said, KAT (at least offensively) was much better in the NBA than he ever showed at Kentucky.

who woulda tyhought that Porzinigis would be the best big in the Draft
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:58 pm    Post subject:

PayasoLoco wrote:
GreekTrojan wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Remember when people here were saying Okafor was the next Tim Duncan and Towns was the next Al Horford?


I liked Okafor as a prospect but it was funny to see the mental gymnastics people were doing to pretend like Okafor was a better pick than KAT was. That said, KAT (at least offensively) was much better in the NBA than he ever showed at Kentucky.

who woulda tyhought that Porzinigis would be the best big in the Draft

He's not.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:57 pm    Post subject:

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In the very unlikely event we did trade for this guy, do you guys think Walton and Shaw can change this guy's playstyle to fit the modern game?


He should go to San Antonio. No joke.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:38 pm    Post subject:

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He should go to San Antonio. No joke.


I envy their reclamation projects, quite a development staff they have churning out contributing players.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:48 am    Post subject:

Maybe Nets should sign him. Then DLo and Oak well wishers will be on the same side. Seriously, Nets lack enough NBA talent and maybe it's better to have Oak who might give 18-20 points than Moz who is meh on both ends. They got a young rim protector in Jarrett Allen as well so maybe Oak can be useful as a scorer like Kanter.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:54 am    Post subject:

giordan0 wrote:
Mike@LG wrote:

He should go to San Antonio. No joke.


I envy their reclamation projects, quite a development staff they have churning out contributing players.


Some of the best player development in the league. I love Dejounte Murray, but he doesn't even have range outside of 15'. Yet, the Spurs can make him effective.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:18 am    Post subject:

saetarubia wrote:
Maybe Nets should sign him. Then DLo and Oak well wishers will be on the same side. Seriously, Nets lack enough NBA talent and maybe it's better to have Oak who might give 18-20 points than Moz who is meh on both ends. They got a young rim protector in Jarrett Allen as well so maybe Oak can be useful as a scorer like Kanter.

As long as they don't pair Okafor and DLo - that would be a layup line out of the PnR. Start Allen with DLo and pair Okafor with Dinwiddie off the bench.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:29 pm    Post subject:

Celtics reportedly unwilling to swap first-rounder for Okafor

Okafor is out of the 76ers' rotation and has recently requested a buyout

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Philadelphia does not want to buy out his contract and then watch him sign with a conference rival with no compensation. The Celtics have long held interest in Okafor, but as more of a project than an immediate contributor. Boston is also not willing to part with a first-round pick for Okafor


Even with the glut of extra first-round picks they still have, this makes plenty of sense from the Celtics point of view. The Sixers have absolutely no leverage in this situation considering they've basically made it clear he won't get on the floor for them this season. Plus, it doesn't make sense for the Celtics to give up a valuable first-round pick for a player they see as a long-term project, but who will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer. You don't give up firsts for a half-season or so rental on a player you think might be good.

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-trade-rumors-celtics-reportedly-unwilling-to-trade-first-rounder-for-76ers-okafor/
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:55 pm    Post subject:

Okafor could find maybe a fine role on a team needing a bench scorer.
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