Is it all happening? Is this the chaos I asked for?
The #sixers have received several calls inquiring about the availability of Jahlil Okafor, per source.
— Michael K-B (@therealmikekb) February 17, 2016
Before we get way ahead of ourselves, let us take a little bump of common sense:
Teams have called other teams about the availability of good players, per common sense. #NBATradeDeadline
— Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) February 17, 2016
Okay, is that out of the way now? Cool, let’s freak out:
IT’S ALLLLLL HAPPPPPENINGGGGGG!
Of course teams would reach out to the Sixers – a team in flux for as long as many writers care to remember – to see if they’re ready to deal a young talent who has been surrounded by trade talk. How I feel about this all depends on how Serry Hinklangelo (or Jam Colangie) respond. Jerry seems like he’d rebuff this offer, while Hinkie would pretend there’s static on the Skype call while yelling “Oh what’s that Jerry? Do the deal? Okay that’s what I thought too we’re definitely on the same page.”
I still think it’s incredibly unlikely Okafor gets dealt before the deadline, but he’s got the most value on the team right now. If an Okafor deal does happen, it’ll be a big one. The deadline is about a day and a half away, and please bring on the insanity. I’ll just be over here waiting on a Woj bomb.