Okafor asks Sixers for buyout

Okafor's future with Sixers even bleaker after Tuesday's decision

Jahlil Okafor told reporters Wednesday he would like to facilitate a move out of Philadelphia-whether it's through a buyout or a trade-and an Atlantic Division rival has reportedly already cropped up as a potential landing spot for the disgruntled center. So he asked that Philadelphia set him free by buying out his contract, a request the team has denied in hopes of getting something - anything - for the center.

"I honestly didn't want them to pick up my option", Okafor said (via Rich Hofmann of The Athletic). "This is my life". Bryan didn't think that would be a good idea because he said that he'd be giving me away to a team for free.

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Okafor averaged 17.5 points and 7.0 rebounds as a rookie before falling to 11.8 and 4.8, respectively, last season. In an offense where Okafor, Embiid, and C Nerlens Noel starred for the front court, the floor spacing was often cramped an uneven, which prompted the 76ers to reduce Okafor's minutes, leaving him as the odd man out. "That's not happening here and I want to play". Or, if you believe Marc Stein of the New York Times, this saga will end with Okafor demanding a buyout.

Okafor's injury history and the perception that he is a defensive liability have a lot to do with why the Sixers have been unable to move him.

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"So I want to get on the court and play after this". "They're going to continue to do great things, but at the same time, I want to play". I'm just anxious about my career. "Bryan just didn't deem they were fair, which I understand, I'm a No. 3 pick [in 2015]".

Okafor is scheduled to make just under $5 million this season. I'm not playing here. "I was fine with that".

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He has played in only one game this season, as he has fallen behind on the depth chart and appears to be an afterthought in a Philadelphia big-man rotation that includes Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, Amir Johnson and the injured Richaun Holmes. That's why I made such drastic changes this summer, just to get healthy and where I am today.

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