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
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
Okafor won’t lack confidence. He expects a lot from a Sixers team coming off an 18-64 season. He knows the expectations will again be low, but he doesn’t care. “Everybody knows we have expectations, and the fans have expectations, and that is all that matters,” he said. Okafor will be a trendy choice for rookie of the year because he is expected to play major minutes. “It’s definitely a possible goal,” he said about earning the award. “Definitely.”
via Philadelphia Inquirer
The big man admitted he got more comfortable and effective with each game, and that was his goal entering Summer League play. He knows that this is just the beginning of a long NBA journey and that all he can do is try to improve each time he takes the court. “Progress – that’s what it is about,” Okafor said. “It’s a long process. There’s a lot of progression I’m going to have to make. I’m only 19, so I have a lot of time. I’m just trusting the process. Any progress I can make, I’ll take it.”
via Basketball Insiders
“I knew about it before [it was announced]; we talked about it a few weeks ago,” Okafor said of Embiid’s injury. “It’s unfortunate, but I’m here for him. I know he’s definitely disappointed. I’m just going to be there for him and play for him as well. … It doesn’t [change my role]. My role is to dominate. I’m one of the centerpieces of this team, so my role is the same.”
via Basketball Insiders
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