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Re: Okafor to the Nets
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2017, 04:45:09 PM »

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Philly will send Okafor, Nik Stauskas, and a second-round pick to Brooklyn for Trevor Booker, sources say.

Argh, what a terrible trade... Could we seriously not beat that offer at all..?

Okafor's value across the league was basically "we'll pay you to take him off our hands".
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Re: Okafor to the Nets
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2017, 04:47:33 PM »

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Booker is an ok bench big, but how exactly is he going to be in the rotation.  He isn't playing over Embiid, Simmons, Saric, or Holmes, so I don't get it.

I like Okafor, think he has potential, and Stauskas was strangely out of the rotation this year after playing pretty well for the Sixers last year, but that is still a terrible trade for the Sixers. Nets make out like bandits in this trade, just like they did in the Russell trade.  It appears the Nets finally have people running things that know what they are doing.
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Re: Okafor to the Nets
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2017, 04:50:09 PM »

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Booker is an ok bench big, but how exactly is he going to be in the rotation.  He isn't playing over Embiid, Simmons, Saric, or Holmes, so I don't get it.

I like Okafor, think he has potential, and Stauskas was strangely out of the rotation this year after playing pretty well for the Sixers last year, but that is still a terrible trade for the Sixers. Nets make out like bandits in this trade, just like they did in the Russell trade.  It appears the Nets finally have people running things that know what they are doing.

Agreed Moranis, I like Booker too, again this bodes extremely well for our pick.
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Re: Okafor to the Nets
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2017, 04:54:05 PM »

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Finally....the trade Okafor to Boston threads and talk will come to an end.

Good trade for Philly. Bokker is a player....unlike Stauskas and Okafor
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i am sure sooner or later threads will pop that since okafor is sucking eggs in brooklyn, or not playing, or playing, or playing well that the celtics should pick him up.

as stated above by a poster or two...it matters not what experts think, there is an established and entrenched set of opinions here that carry more credibility than those experts and GMs.

tl;dr? expect more threads on okafur to boston.
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Re: Okafor to the Nets
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2017, 04:56:17 PM »

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Finally....the trade Okafor to Boston threads and talk will come to an end.

Good trade for Philly. Bokker is a player....unlike Stauskas and Okafor

Nonsense.  There’s nothing stopping the Nets from trading Okafor to the Celtics.  Furthermore, the Celtics can offer more in free agency than the Nets.

See how easy that was to keep the (bizarre) dream alive for people?
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Re: Okafor to the Nets
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2017, 05:22:32 PM »

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I don't see anything on either side of this trade that I am upset the Celtics did not get in on.  I can see why both Philly and BKN wanted to do but I see nothing in it for the Celtics.  The level of current value changing hands in this trade is inconsequential.  Okafor may turn into something so worth the risk for BKN and Booker can provide some useful depth for Philly so why not.

Re: Okafor to the Nets
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2017, 05:23:16 PM »

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Okafor with something to prove is good for that Nets pick!
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Re: Okafor to the Nets
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2017, 05:24:50 PM »

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Ugh, I don't like the trade. Okafor and Stauskas suck. Booker is nothing special, but he is a serviceable rotation player. Imo the Nets are gonna be worse in the short term. That's good news for the Cavs regarding their Brooklyn pick.

Re: Okafor to the Nets
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2017, 05:29:07 PM »

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Brooklyn get worse short-term unless Atkinson can immediately turn Nik and Jahlil into bad defenders instead of catastrophic ones.

Re: Okafor to the Nets
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2017, 06:00:14 PM »

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Finally....the trade Okafor to Boston threads and talk will come to an end.

Ya think?

Good trade for Philly. Booker is a player....unlike Stauskas and Okafor

I agree. Seriously question the Nets' management on this one. Okafor is a longshot at this point - though this gives him a fresh start with new coaches, which is exactly what he needs.

Re: Okafor to the Nets
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2017, 06:17:12 PM »

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Finally....the trade Okafor to Boston threads and talk will come to an end.

Ya think?

Good trade for Philly. Booker is a player....unlike Stauskas and Okafor

I agree. Seriously question the Nets' management on this one. Okafor is a longshot at this point - though this gives him a fresh start with new coaches, which is exactly what he needs.

They have absolutely no use for Booker, he will be an AARP member by the time a guy his age in his role will be of real value to the Nets.  First they need to actually get their own draft picks back and have a few years of high lottery picks, then develop that talent, plus Russell and now Okafor. 

Just by virtue of being a former #3 pick and being very young, Okafor is kind of like recouping one of the lottery picks they lost in the trade with us... Though obviously Okafor is no Jaylen or Tatum.
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Re: Okafor to the Nets
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2017, 06:27:02 PM »

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Nets now have two of the top 3 picks from the 2015 draft, in which they started with pick #29.
This is the type of move you make if you're the Nets - try to accumulate assets with at least the potential to up your talent level - without a lot of downside. 

Re: Okafor to the Nets
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2017, 06:36:33 PM »

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Re: Okafor to the Nets
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2017, 06:39:13 PM »

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Its funny last year I said Okafor wouldn't get a first round pick in a trade because he wasn't very good. Somebody said I was a loser and living in my parents basement or something to that effect and others debated whether Philly could get a lottery pick for him. Ahhh history.

Re: Okafor to the Nets
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2017, 06:58:50 PM »

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Philly will send Okafor, Nik Stauskas, and a second-round pick to Brooklyn for Trevor Booker, sources say.

Argh, what a terrible trade... Could we seriously not beat that offer at all..?

I assume you are kidding. A second round top-55 protected could have beaten that.

I like this trade for the Nets, it makes sense and I don't think it has to worsen them even short term.