Will Okafor Be Ready In Time For Start Of The Season?
On March 11th the 76ers announced that Rookie Jahlil Okafor season was over and he would undergo surgery to repair a small meniscus tear in his right knee. A disappointing end to a season in which Okafor only played 53 games in which he averaged 17.5 points per game, 7.0 rebounds per game and 1.2 Blocks per game.
Sixers Beat Writer Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News joined Mike Gill on Monday and discussed where Okafor is in his recovery from surgery:
"I don't think Okafor is even going to start the season....I don’t think he is practicing fully yet. I wonder how far along he is…if he hasn’t played fully, like 5 on 5 and stuff like that, he might not be ready for the start of the season. Nothing major but he may not be ready to go at the start of the season. From the people I've talked to I haven't gotten a definitive yet...He had meniscus surgery in March and I’m not sure he is back to full strength yet."
Checkout what Cooney had to say on the latest news about Dario Saric, his impressions of Ben Simmons watching him in Las Vegas NBA Summer League, and his conversation with Brett Brown about his time in San Antonio with Tim Duncan