Jahlil Okafor’s name has been in the media for quite some time as he has been speculated to be traded to Boston. He seems like the most likely candidate to be moved because the Philadelphia 76ers are way too crowded at the front court and they definitely need to move someone.
According to Philly.com the Celtics are likely to acquire Jahlil Okafor in exchange for draft picks and some assets in order to bolster the current roster they have.
Talk of the 76ers possibly trading Jahlil Okafor to the Boston Celtics just won’t go away.
Among the Celtics’ trade options, CSNNE.com reports, acquiring the 6-foot-11, 257-pound Okafor is the one most likely to happen.
The Sixers and Celtics were close to completing a deal on draft night. Both squads have kept the door open to get a deal done before the start of the season. And Sixers president Bryan Colangelo is eager to balance out a roster that’s overloaded with post players.
Okafor would be an amazing asset for Boston as he could provide some inside post scoring that would complement Al Horford quite well. He also is young and only in his second year of the NBA so he could grow into something special.