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Jahlil Okafor Waived By Nets 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Sep 9, 2021 8:47 pm

The Brooklyn Nets have waived Jahlil Okafor.

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Post#2 » by imDatknicksTape » Thu Sep 9, 2021 8:56 pm

heavily disrespected. Not his fault the game changed when he entered the league.
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Post#3 » by Young_Fashioned » Thu Sep 9, 2021 9:04 pm

imDatknicksTape wrote:heavily disrespected. Not his fault the game changed when he entered the league.


But, it is his fault for not changing his game since he's entered the league, like developing a 3-point shot. He'll likely never be the type of Center that can effectively guard the pick and roll, but I think if he had a 3-point shot, he'd have more of a chance to stick with a team.
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Post#4 » by cdubbz » Thu Sep 9, 2021 10:38 pm

imDatknicksTape wrote:heavily disrespected. Not his fault the game changed when he entered the league.


Dude had a nice post up game when he entered the league. Defense was suspect, but he was a big deal.
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Post#5 » by nycefnl » Thu Sep 9, 2021 11:06 pm

I love Claxton but they think he's a center and he is not. You're gonna go up again Embiid and Drummond people :banghead: Lakers have 3 centers now :banghead: It's a long season and he could've given Aldridge a breather. the guy can ball. :oops:
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Post#6 » by nycefnl » Thu Sep 9, 2021 11:06 pm

Blake is not a center.
Millsap is not a center.
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Post#7 » by MitchB3 » Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:09 am

nycefnl wrote:Blake is not a center.
Millsap is not a center.


This team is about to be ranked 28th in defense and top 5 in offense. You'll have blind witnesses saying, this is a championship team.
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Post#8 » by madmaxmedia » Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:02 am

cdubbz wrote:
imDatknicksTape wrote:heavily disrespected. Not his fault the game changed when he entered the league.


Dude had a nice post up game when he entered the league. Defense was suspect, but he was a big deal.


If his skill set were the other way around, he'd still be in the league. 20 years ago, he could have easily coasted his way to a 12 year career (not saying he was coasting now.)

(Traditional) NBA centers and NFL running backs are a tough gig these days.
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Post#9 » by tigerae » Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:23 am

MitchB3 wrote:
nycefnl wrote:Blake is not a center.
Millsap is not a center.


This team is about to be ranked 28th in defense and top 5 in offense. You'll have blind witnesses saying, this is a championship team.
This reminds me a lot of the 04 Lakers. They decided against bringing Horry back in order to save a few dollars and during the finals they ended up having to start Slava Medvedenko in the finals because of injuries. The Nets seem to be trimming away their safety Nets to make a few extra dollars in profit. In the end, I see this backfiring.

They basically have no true center on the roster anymore. A bunch of players that have the same type of game in Griffin, Millsap and Aldridge.
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Post#10 » by Pickled Prunes » Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:24 am

Young_Fashioned wrote:
imDatknicksTape wrote:heavily disrespected. Not his fault the game changed when he entered the league.


But, it is his fault for not changing his game since he's entered the league, like developing a 3-point shot. He'll likely never be the type of Center that can effectively guard the pick and roll, but I think if he had a 3-point shot, he'd have more of a chance to stick with a team.

His issues have nothing to do with his ability to shoot a 3pt.... and he'll be fine. He'll land on the end of a bench somewhere.
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Post#11 » by Pickled Prunes » Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:26 am

tigerae wrote:
MitchB3 wrote:
nycefnl wrote:Blake is not a center.
Millsap is not a center.


This team is about to be ranked 28th in defense and top 5 in offense. You'll have blind witnesses saying, this is a championship team.
This reminds me a lot of the 04 Lakers. They decided against bringing Horry back in order to save a few dollars and during the finals they ended up having to start Slava Medvedenko in the finals because of injuries. The Nets seem to be trimming away their safety Nets to make a few extra dollars in profit. In the end, I see this backfiring.

They basically have no true center on the roster anymore. A bunch of players that have the same type of game in Griffin, Millsap and Aldridge.

Wait... are you suggesting that if the '04 Lakers would have had Horry the Pistons wouldn't have smoked them? Big Shot Bob is not the answer. :D
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Post#12 » by Young_Fashioned » Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:36 am

Pickled Prunes wrote:
Young_Fashioned wrote:
imDatknicksTape wrote:heavily disrespected. Not his fault the game changed when he entered the league.


But, it is his fault for not changing his game since he's entered the league, like developing a 3-point shot. He'll likely never be the type of Center that can effectively guard the pick and roll, but I think if he had a 3-point shot, he'd have more of a chance to stick with a team.

His issues have nothing to do with his ability to shoot a 3pt.... and he'll be fine. He'll land on the end of a bench somewhere.


That's definitely one of his issues. Offensively, he's not a lob threat/vertical spacer, he can't shoot, and no team is gonna use possessions to dump the ball in the post to him at this point, so offensively he's offering absolutely nothing and that's before you consider his defensive or lack thereof. If he could space the floor, he would more than likely have a spot in the league.

He looked decent on a terrible 76ers team because they gave him those attempts in the post because they were.. terrible. He's past of the point of being a promising prospect for any team even if they're terrible, to give him those same amount of shots. So he offers essentially nothing to a team hence why he's been consistently waived since leaving Philly.
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Post#13 » by FreeBoosie » Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:37 am

Shoot, just as the pandemic unemployment claims ran out lol
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Post#14 » by puja21 » Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:57 pm

Pickled Prunes wrote:
tigerae wrote:
MitchB3 wrote:
This team is about to be ranked 28th in defense and top 5 in offense. You'll have blind witnesses saying, this is a championship team.
This reminds me a lot of the 04 Lakers. They decided against bringing Horry back in order to save a few dollars and during the finals they ended up having to start Slava Medvedenko in the finals because of injuries. The Nets seem to be trimming away their safety Nets to make a few extra dollars in profit. In the end, I see this backfiring.

They basically have no true center on the roster anymore. A bunch of players that have the same type of game in Griffin, Millsap and Aldridge.

Wait... are you suggesting that if the '04 Lakers would have had Horry the Pistons wouldn't have smoked them? Big Shot Bob is not the answer. :D


Also the first guy implying Okafor could provide meaningful playoff minutes defending Embiid, Jokic etc... :o

You're gonna go up again Embiid and Drummond people :banghead: Lakers have 3 centers now :banghead: It's a long season and he could've given Aldridge a breather. the guy can ball
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Post#15 » by nycefnl » Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:13 pm

I'm just saying. It's a long season and he could have given you buckets on the interior. I'm tired of watching small ball lineups in the NBA. It's like watching college basket ball or WNBA. I hate small ball. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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Post#16 » by nycefnl » Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:15 pm

He actually plays Embiid and Drummond pretty well. His one on one defense isn't the problem. It is his perimeter defense.
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Post#17 » by Pickled Prunes » Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:53 pm

Young_Fashioned wrote:
Pickled Prunes wrote:
Young_Fashioned wrote:
But, it is his fault for not changing his game since he's entered the league, like developing a 3-point shot. He'll likely never be the type of Center that can effectively guard the pick and roll, but I think if he had a 3-point shot, he'd have more of a chance to stick with a team.

His issues have nothing to do with his ability to shoot a 3pt.... and he'll be fine. He'll land on the end of a bench somewhere.


That's definitely one of his issues. Offensively, he's not a lob threat/vertical spacer, he can't shoot, and no team is gonna use possessions to dump the ball in the post to him at this point, so offensively he's offering absolutely nothing and that's before you consider his defensive or lack thereof. If he could space the floor, he would more than likely have a spot in the league.

He looked decent on a terrible 76ers team because they gave him those attempts in the post because they were.. terrible. He's past of the point of being a promising prospect for any team even if they're terrible, to give him those same amount of shots. So he offers essentially nothing to a team hence why he's been consistently waived since leaving Philly.
You are correct, he is several years removed from being a promising prospect. But he is 6-11 275lbs... and he does that very well.
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Post#18 » by puja21 » Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:32 pm

nycefnl wrote:He actually plays Embiid and Drummond pretty well. His one on one defense isn't the problem. It is his perimeter defense.


the numbers say otherwise.

For his career, Embiid averages over 2 pts per minute when they are both on the court together.

More recently, Embiid literally missed zero shots while facing Okafor over the course of last season and drew more than 1 FTA per minute.

Drummond's shooting was awful, but he scored 44 points in 2 games when Okafor was on the court

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