Jahlil Okafor was held out of Saturday night’s game vs Miami due to ongoing trade discussions with Chicago and New Orleans.
Okafor was seen saying goodbye to Wells Fargo Arena staff last night, shaking hands and hugging employees. The 76ers don’t play home again until after the All-Star break.
“No deal is imminent, according to league sources, but trade talks have been progressing and are more advanced than previous discussions with the Bulls and Pelicans.”
“There were trade rumors that were happening before the game,” Brown said after the Sixers’ 117-109 win over the Heat. “I was aware of those. In those situations, I felt that it was best to not complicate things and not play Jahlil. We talked about it together before the game and I explained to him that this was going to happen for this reason. That’s why I made the decision.”
Okafor didn’t travel with the team yesterday to Charlotte and is expected to be traded any day.