Jahlil Okafor Keeps Asking The Sixers To Breakup With Him, But Why Sixers Keep Holding On

Jahlil Okafor has been unhappy during his time with the Sixers. He hasn’t been satisfied with the lack of a winning culture and made it known that he wants to take his talents elsewhere.

Per Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers have lowered their trade value for Okafor to a second round pick.

“Colangelo’s asking price has steadily dropped for Okafor, from two first-round picks to a first and a solid player to where it stands now, a second-round pick. As for the politics of giving up on the No. 3 overall pick, remember: Colangelo didn’t select Okafor over Kristaps Porzingis in the 2015 draft, his predecessor, Sam Hinkie, did.”

Per ESPN, Okafor said that he wants to be traded somewhere where he can receive an opportunity. He also noted that he’s done everything asked by the Sixers organization.

“I would like for them to just send me somewhere where I can get an opportunity,” Okafor told ESPN. “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.

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

Okafor was drafted by Philadelphia in 2015. The team had losing records in his first two seasons but now stands at fifth in the Eastern Conference with an 11-7 record.