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This couldn’t be any more obvious, since Jahlil Okafor was inextricably tethered to the Philadelphia 76ers’ bench before the Brooklyn Nets played Heracles to his Theseus (fortunately, no Peirithous exists in this mythological analogy). He’d suited up only twice during the 2017-18 campaign, as head coach Brett Brown decided not to play him in garbage-time situations “out of respect,” per ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Jah has been freed. Rejoice.
The shooting guard’s situation may not have been nearly as dire, but he kept seeing his role diminished while he remained on the Philadelphia roster.
During Nik Stauskas’ first season with the Sixers, he played 24.8 minutes per game, and that number actually swelled to 27.4 in 2016-17. But this year, he’s logged 7.5 minutes per contest and only made a half-dozen appearances. He just wasn’t a part of the rotation with J.J. Redick aboard and the Sixers making a push for inclusion in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
But now he, like Okafor, gets
Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2748134-winners-losers-and-takeaways-from-76ers-nets-trade-for-jahlil-okafor
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