01 Dec 2017 11:49:43
Cavs get okafor
76ers get zizic Miami 2nd

Thomas rose Calderon
Smith wade shumpert
James korver osman
Love crowder green
Thompson okafor Frye

1.) 01 Dec 2017
01 Dec 2017 12:58:53
Okafor doesn't fit the offense, is a below average rebounder and a god awful defender. He'd be worth a shot for a rebuilding team since he can score, but he does nothing to help the Cavs.

2.) 02 Dec 2017
02 Dec 2017 00:56:07
Amazing how people feel that a player @ 21 years old will be the same player @ 25 and beyond Okafor could help many teams, playoff bound such as a Washington, Golden State, Boston Rebuilding like Phoenix, Lakers, Chicago .

Unless you seen Okafor play this season, which we really haven't, you can only guess or replay his Rookie Tapes 14ppg/ 8rpg Faces Embidd during practices / 76ers or Whoever's Player Development Team will provide assistance to develop his game . that's there job.

76ers will trade upcoming period, or use Ja for insurance during playoffs But eventually, Ja Okafor will be with a team as a starting Center . 18points/ 9board's type player . Boston been asking for him . but 76ers wanted a 1st Round Pick!

3.) 02 Dec 2017
02 Dec 2017 05:47:10
The problem Philly5224 is that Okafor is the worst defender in the NBA, statistically. He might inprove, but he will never be better than a bad defender, and that’s if he improves a lot. There isn’t much room in the NBA for a center that can’t defend. He’s also a below average rebounder, and I don’t think he has the athleticism to improve that to a high level.

Overall, Okafor is a younger version of Kanter. An OK backup at best. Definitely not starting material.

4.) 02 Dec 2017
02 Dec 2017 10:32:50
As BMiller says above, Okafor just has the wrong skill set for today's NBA. Teams want agile stretch-the-floor bigs who can rebound and defend (both at the rim and on the perimeter) . Everyone is trying to figure out how to defend pick-and-rolls, and that require switching with quick bigs. Okafor is unique in that all he does really well is score in a low-post type of offense that the league abandoned 7 or 8 years ago. Yes, he could probably be a 20/ 9 guy with enough minutes, but he'd give up more than that on the other end.

5.) 02 Dec 2017
02 Dec 2017 13:58:30
Philly, not to echo them to much, but quickness and agility can't be taught and even with world class trainers and equipment, sans losing a significant amount of weight, it's not something that is going to get significantly better with training. You add in his seemingly nonchalant attitude and the fact that the 76ers are so down on him that he's not even in the rotation after they spent the 3rd overall pick on him and with Embiid being on a minutes restriction, it's very unlikely that he can help a contender right now and most likely ever.

6.) 02 Dec 2017
02 Dec 2017 18:34:45
People talk about Okafor and “today’s NBA” a lot, but would Okafor fit in the NBA in the 80’s or 90’s? Find me a successful center in those decades that played absolutely no defense. It was even more important then to be a solid defender at center.

His style is more that time, but his talents at both ends of the court make him a bad starter at any point in history.

7.) 02 Dec 2017
02 Dec 2017 18:50:27
Bmiller, I think you could hide him better in defense in that era and given his size and strength, he could probably become atleast a post defender you can keep on the field. Plus, his post offense would have been seen as very appealing. Where now, if you can do it, it's a nice secondary skill to have, but isn't seen as a primary focus for an offense.

8.) 03 Dec 2017
03 Dec 2017 02:39:45
i do find it funny that there are still 1 or 2 sixers fans that think okafor is this insanely talented center. Mind you, he isn't even the back up. Or third big man. he's out of the rotation entirely.

Why? As everyone said, literally the worst defender in the league. He is the biggest offensive black hole in the league. ball goes down to him, never leaves. that's why he gets 15 pts a game, because he shoots whenever he touches it. He gets rebounds because he is too lazy to help d, so he just cherry picks at the basket. Okafor is a flat out bust. Thus the sixers didn't pick up his option.