Report: Suns Have Interest in Jahlil Okafor
Following the Phoenix Suns trade with the Milwaukee Bucks, who sent veteran big man Greg Monroe to Phoenix for guard Eric Bledsoe, you can add them to the list of potential trade partners for the Sixers.
Philadelphia remains patient in searching for deals to unload forward/center Jahlil Okafor but have said they will not buy him out.
Adding to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, following their deal of Bledsoe, the Suns, are showing interest in acquiring the former No. 3 overall pick, who said he had no problem with the Sixers declining to pick up his player option last week.
"I did not want them to pick up my option," said Okafor on Wednesday. "I’m just in a position to where how can I just get on the court. That's not happening here. And I want to play."
Also, an open roster spot would give the Suns the chance to become involved in trade talks with Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor, a 21-year-old former No. 3 overall pick with whom the Suns have had interest, league sources said.
Other teams said to have interest in Okafor include the Bulls, Hawks, Knicks and Celtics.