76ers trading Jahlil Okafor to the Nets

Jahlil Okafor is in his third NBA season. More

Jahlil Okafor is in his third NBA season. More

Second overall pick D'Angelo Russell was acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers in the offseason for Brook Lopez, and now the third overall pick in Jahlil Okafor is a Net as well.

Okafor has also struggled with injuries throughout his career, never playing more than 53 games in his first two seasons.

"I would like for them to just send me somewhere where I can get an opportunity", Okafor told ESPN last month. Over multiple seasons, the Sixers drafted three prominent college big men: Okafor, Kentucky's Nerlens Noel and Kansas' Joel Embiid.

As for whether the Sixers should be anxious about this trade coming back to haunt them down the road when considering the Nets are in the same division, well let's just say Okafor hasn't given the team any reason for panic. Stauskas, a former lottery pick himself, has fallen out of head coach Brett Brown's rotation this season after the addition of J.J. Redick, health of Jerryd Bayless and improvement of players like Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot.

Both Stauskas and Okafor will be free agents at the end of the 2017-18 season. He averaged 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game as a rookie, and the rebuilding Nets are clearly ready to take a risk on the 6-11 center.