Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas traded to Brooklyn Nets for Trevor Booker

If you are Sean Marks you make this trade 101 times out of 100.  Whether Okafor turns out to be a bust or becomes a serviceable member for Brooklyn this deal was a no-brainer. In the event Okafor fits within the system and develops with the young core this trade will be looked upon as steal in the future.  

Moving forward, time and Okafor’s overall production will be the determining factor on how successful the deal was.  Okafor has an opportunity to prove to the Association his top tier ranking wasn’t a mistake.  And, much like D’Angelo Russell, Jahlil Okafor will certainly have a chip on his shoulder.  Ultimately, Marks is handing Okafor the ball– it’s up to him to prove his worth on the court. 

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