A source with knowledge confirmed that the team has agreed to send the reserve center along with reserve shooting guard Nik Stauskas and a second round pick to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Trevor Booker.
The Jahlil Okafor-Philadelphia 76ers saga has finally come to an end.
Okafor was the third pick in the 2015 National Basketball Association draft after winning an NCAA championship in his lone season at Duke.
Okafor publicly requested a trade or buyout on November 1 and the team declined his $6.3 million team option. Noel was traded to the Dallas Mavericks.
Is this deal frustrating when considering Okafor is a former first-round pick, and the argument can be made that Philadelphia missed out on numerous trade opportunities over the previous two years to get a better offer? 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. While he averaged 14.6 points for the Sixers, and shot 51 percent from the field, he was marginalized by Embiid's rise to stardom.
The 21-year-old appeared in just two games this season, totaling 10 points and nine rebounds in 25 minutes.
The Nets are deep into a rebuilding project.