Jackson: Dont Know If Sixers Will Be Able To Trade Okafor
Jahlil Okafor has now missed five of the Sixers last six games and there is no timetable for his return to the court this season. Okafor had been the subject of trade rumors for the last ten months but it was Nerlens Noel was traded instead of the second year Center from Duke University. On Monday, Keith Pompey told Mike Gill that Okafor has been dealing with knee soreness since Training Camp of his rookie season.
CSN Philly Sixers Pre and Post Game Analyst Marc Jackson played Center in NBA for seven years joined The Sports Bash on Thursday and gave his perspective on Jahlil Okafor's present and future in Philadelphia:
"Somethings not right, I don't want to say a 'botched surgery' but maybe something didn't go right with the procedure, maybe he's still recovering, he's not able to get 100 percent. And that's pretty strange to me considering he was on and off playing time, playing a lot one game and none the next...but that should help your knee heal because you're not playing every night. You know after probably January NBA teams don't really practice hard so (Okafor is) getting rest. For him to be in and out of the lineup with the minutes he's getting and for him to still be having knee problems, respectfully I don't know if they will be able to trade this guy this offseason, I really don't....With this meniscus injury and him sitting and then playing, I don't think any team will take a risk trading for him and if so (Sixers) going to get bare bones minimum for him."
Checkout what Jackson had to say about the play of Richaun Holmes, Dario Saric rookie season in NBA, along with his perspective on Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid recovery from injuries