NEW YORK -- In June 2015, Jahlil Okafor walked on the stage at Barclays Center and doffed a Philadelphia 76ers cap as the No. 3 pick in the draft.
After leading Duke to a national title in his lone collegiate season, Okafor was tabbed as another piece in Philadelphia's rebuilding efforts.
It did not work out and last month Okafor was traded to the Brooklyn Nets. On Wednesday, it will be a reunion between the center and Philadelphia when the teams get together in Brooklyn.
Okafor only appeared in two games for the 76ers this season after dealing with knee issues last season. He was acquired by Brooklyn along with Nik Stauskas for Trevor Booker on Dec. 7
"Just to see them on another bench and subbing in against us, it's going to be really weird," Philadelphia guard T.J. McConnell told reporters after practice Tuesday. "I'm especially close with Nik and Jahlil so playing against two really good friends, it's going to be different."
Okafor appeared in one of his first 13 games on Brooklyn's roster but has played in the last 14 games. With the Nets, he is averaging 5.8 points and 2.9 rebounds while playing about 13 minutes per game. >> Read more
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