Sixers’ Jahlil Okafor Hoping Exit Happens Quickly

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 76ers big man Jahlil Okafor is sick of racking up DNPs and want a quick exit from the only team he has played for during his young NBA career.

The Sixers have stated that they plan on moving Okafor, who has notched 16 DNPs this season, but the process has been slow moving at best.

“I would like for them to just send me somewhere where I can get an opportunity,” Okafor said while speaking with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

“I’ve done everything they’ve asked of me and I would just like to get an opportunity to play with a trade or a buyout. I just hope something happens quickly.”

Okafor understands it’s a business but wants an exit as soon as possible. Okafor doesn’t agree with how the Sixers have handled moving him.

“This is my third year in the NBA, and I know it’s a business,” Okafor stated.

“I don’t know if it’s fair or not, but in talking to other people in the NBA, talking to retired players, one thing I’ve heard them say is that what’s going on with me isn’t right and they’ve never seen anything like this before.

“I know it’s business, but in my eyes, I don’t know if it’s good business.”