Philadelphia 76ers big man Jahlil Okafor said he’s happy to be a member of the team amid trade rumors surrounding him that puts his future with the team in doubt. Okafor said he has heard trade rumors mentioning his name, but he stressed that currently, he is focused on wearing the Sixers uniform. "The city's been great to me, the coaches have been great to me, and my teammates have been great. So I couldn't be happier,” Okafor told Tom Moore of GateHouse Media.

The Sixers picked Okafor as the No. 3 overall selection in the 2015 Draft out of Duke University but he failed to live up to expectations despite averaging 17.5 points and 7.0 boards in 30.0 minutes per game in 53 outings in his rookie year.

Last season, Okafor’s scoring output dipped to 11.8 points and 4.8 boards while his minutes dropped to 22.7 per game in 50 games. Okafor’s first two seasons were cut short by injuries in his right knee.

Okafor also became a defensive liability for the Sixers, who posted a defensive rating of 109.5 with him on the floor last season and were outscored by 14.5 points per 100 possessions during that span. Okafor can become an unrestricted free agent after this season if the Sixers won’t exercise their club option worth $6.3 million in 2018.

Before February’s trade deadline, the Sixers entered into trade discussions with several teams, including the Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, New Orleans Pelicans, and Portland Trail Blazers, but no deal was made. Okafor became expendable with the return of Joel Embiid and the emergence of Richaun Holmes as a backup center.

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