Jahlil Okafor Rumors

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Jahlil Okafor
Jahlil Okafor
Position: C
Born: 12/15/95
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:270 lbs. / 122.5 kg.
Salary: $4,582,680
The Lakers have traditionally built their championship rosters with big men, but the team passed on Duke center Jahlil Okafor to take Ohio State guard Russell with the second overall pick in the 2015 draft. “We’ve got high aspirations for him,” Buss said. “We normally look to get bigs, but [Russell] was just that impressive, that we just didn’t feel right passing up on him. “My enthusiasm for D’Angelo Russell, I have to curb it because I’m so excited about it. He could be anything in this league.”
via Los Angeles Times
Every year, NBA.com polls incoming rookies about the fellow members of their class, the veterans they admire, and what they’re most looking forward to as they begin their professional careers. And judging by their responses, this year’s group appears to think quite highly of Jahlil Okafor. Selected third by the Sixers in this year’s draft, the 6’11” big man was considered the favorite to be selected the first-overall selection for the majority of his freshman season at Duke. And although Karl Towns and D’Angelo Russell ended up going #1 and #2, respectively, many believe that Okafor is still the top talent in this year’s class.
via NBA.com