The Nets will release guard Sean Kilpatrick to create roster space for the trade, league sources said. Philly had to surrender what may be a decent second round pick but makes good with Okafor, who they essentially refused to play for most of the past year as they tried to trade him.
Okafor publicly requested a trade or buyout on November 1 and the team declined his $6.3 million team option. Since the end of last season, they have acquired two of the top three picks in the 2015 draft: Point guard D'Angelo Russell (second pick) came from the Los Angeles Lakers, in return for veteran center Brook Lopez. The Sixers are undergoing a franchise renaissance, armed with young superstars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
Cubs sign starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood to 3-year deal
A second-round Draft pick by the Angels in 2008, Chatwood was traded to the Rockies in November 2011 for catcher Chris Iannetta . Adding Chatwood boosts a rotation that will likely lose former Cy Young Award victor Jake Arrieta and veteran John Lackey .
"I would like for them to just send me somewhere where I can get an opportunity", Okafor told ESPN in November. I just hope something happens quickly.
Booker, a seventh-year power forward, averaged 10.1 points and 6.6 rebounds in 22 minutes per game for the Nets this season. Stauskas, a former lottery pick himself, has fallen out of head coach Brett Brown's rotation this season after the addition of J.J. Redick, health of Jerryd Bayless and improvement of players like Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot.
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