Okafor was waived by Atlanta on Monday, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Okafor landed a non-guaranteed contract with the Hawks in mid-September but won't remain with the club to begin the regular season. The 25-year-old averaged 5.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 12.9 minutes per game across 27 appearances with the Pistons last year.
Okafor signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Hawks on Thursday, Shams Charania of The AThletic reports. The veteran big man spent last season in Detroit, where he appeared in just 27 games and averaged 5.4 points and 2.4 rebounds. The 2015 No. 3 overall pick did not receive much interest in free agency, but he'll latch on with Atlanta and attempt to make enough of an impact to eventually convert his deal to a fully guaranteed contract. Early in the season, Okafor figures to provide depth at center while Onyeka Okongwu (shoulder) recovers from offseason surgery.
Okafor was waived by the Nets on Thursday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Unsurprisingly, the Nets let Okafor go, as the team has plenty of depth at center. The former No. 3 overall pick from 2015 continues to bounce around the league, and wherever he lands next will be his fifth franchise. For his career, he's averaged 10.4 points and 4.7 rebounds in 19.5 minutes.
Okafor -- along with Sekou Doumbouya -- was traded to Brooklyn on Friday for DeAndre Jordan, four future second-round picks and $5.78 million, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Okafor posted a career-low 5.4 points and 2.4 rebounds per game for the Pistons last season. It's unclear what the Nets will elect to do with Okafor as they likely were only making this move to move on from Jordan's contract.
Okafor will start Friday's contest against the Nuggets, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports. With both Mason Plumlee (rest) and Isaiah Stewart (personal) out, Okafor will make his first start of the season. In the 11 games this season that Okafor has seen at least 15 minutes, he's averaged 6.9 points and 3.3 rebounds.
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