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Top Jahlil Okafor News

  • Jahlil Okafor: Signs with Spanish club

    Okafor (lower body) signed a one-year contract Monday with Basket Zaragoza of Spain's Liga ACB, Albert De Roa of reports.

    Okafor was playing for the Mexico City Capitanes in the G League last season before developing a lower-body injury. The No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft hasn't played in an NBA regular-season game since 2020 with the Pistons, but he 'll likely garner a prominent role overseas.

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  • Jahlil Okafor: Hits injured list

    The Capitanes placed Okafor (lower body) on the injured list Wednesday.

    Okafor was first absent from game action last Thursday due to a lower-body injury. His placement on the injured list likely suggests the big man is slated for an extended stay on the sidelines.

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  • Jahlil Okafor: Absent from win

    Okafor didn't appear in Thursday's win over Westchester due to a lower-body injury.

    Okafor played 34 minutes during the Capitanes' last game, but he was unable to suit up for Thursday's matchup. It's unclear whether he'll be available when the G League regular season gets underway Wednesday.

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  • Jahlil Okafor: Posts double-double Tuesday

    Okafor generated 26 points (12-19 FG, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, an assist and a block in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 126-112 win over Memphis.

    Okafor has been a strong contributor for Mexico City recently, scoring 20-plus points in seven consecutive games. The 26-year-old has also posted double-doubles in three of the last five matchups.

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  • Jahlil Okafor: Nears double-double in loss

    Okafor logged 21 points (8-13 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), nine rebounds, four assists and two steals in 41 minutes during Friday's 99-89 loss to Lakeland.

    Okafor started Friday's matchup after coming off the bench Wednesday, and he came within one rebound of a double-double. It's not yet clear whether he'll maintain his starting role, but he should have opportunities to be productive regardless of his starting status.

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  • Jahlil Okafor: Leading scorer off bench

    Okafor posted 30 points (13-17 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 116-112 win over the Vipers.

    Okafor came off the bench during Wednesday's matchup but scored 20-plus points for a third consecutive game. He's shooting 72.6 percent from the floor this year and is averaging 19.8 points and 7.4 rebounds in 27.6 minutes per game.

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  • Jahlil Okafor: Efficient in return

    Okafor (ankle) logged 20 points (7-9 FG, 3-5 FT), six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 27 minutes during Sunday's 117-110 win over Austin.

    Okafor missed Friday's game due to an ankle injury but was back in action Sunday following a minimal absence. He's now scored 20-plus points in two of his last four appearances, and he's shot 75.6 percent from the floor over that stretch.

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  • Jahlil Okafor: Doesn't play Friday

    Okafor didn't play Friday against Lakeland due to an ankle injury.

    Okafor scored in double figures in four of the first five games of the season but was unable to suit up Friday. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to return.

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  • Jahlil Okafor: Leading scorer in win

    Okafor posted 26 points (11-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists and a block in 33 minutes during Thursday's 108-93 win over the Hustle.

    Okafor was quite efficient with plenty of shot volume during Thursday's matchup, and he scored in double figures for the second time over the first three games of the season. He's seen his playing time increase to begin the year and has also hauled in at least six rebounds in every game.

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  • Jahlil Okafor: Parts ways with Atlanta

    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.

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  • Hawks' Jahlil Okafor: Signs camp deal with Atlanta

    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.

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  • Jahlil Okafor: Waived by Brooklyn

    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.

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  • Nets' Jahlil Okafor: Traded to Brooklyn

    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.

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  • Pistons' Jahlil Okafor: To start Friday

    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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 275 lbs
Birthplace: Fort Smith, AR
Age: 27
School: Duke
Experience: 6