76ers' Jahlil Okafor: Will start at center Sunday
Okafor will start at center Sunday against the Celtics, Jessica Camerato of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Okafor moved to the bench in favor of Richaun Holmes on Friday against the Mavericks, but it looks like that was just a one-game arrangement, as coach Brett Brown felt the more mobile Holmes would match up better with opposing center Dirk Nowitzki. Since the Celtics feature another floor-stretching center in Al Horford, it's conceivable that Okafor could split the minutes fairly evenly with Holmes on Sunday. Okafor has still been an effective producer despite splitting time with Holmes, averaging 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks in 24.2 minutes per game over his last five outings.