The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas and a second round pick to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Trevor Booker. Each of the teams have acknowledged and announced the trade, which was first reported by ESPN’s Zach Lowe.
Philly will send Okafor, Nik Stauskas, and a second-round pick to Brooklyn for Trevor Booker, sources say.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) December 7, 2017
Shortly after Lowe broke the news, Booker tweeted out a farewell to the Nets, somewhat confirming that his tenure in Brooklyn has come to an end.
It’s been real Brooklyn. Will always have nothing but love for you. Loved my time in New York!!!
— Trevor Booker (@35_Fitz) December 7, 2017
Booker’s $9 million was set to expire at the end of the season. The Nets also waived guard Sean Kilpatrick.
Pacers to Host 2021 NBA All-Star Game
Indianapolis will host the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Wednesday.
The game will be held at the Pacers’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, which hasn’t hosted the event since 1985, when it was played at the Hoosier Dome.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Clippers’ Austin Rivers Leaves Game with Concussion
Clippers guard Austin Rivers suffered a concussion during Wednesday’s 106-95 win over the Orlando Magic and will not play Friday night against the Washington Wizards, the Clippers announced.
Rivers left the game after taking an elbow to the head in the final seconds of the second quarter. He did not return.
Warriors’ Green Doubtful for Thursday’s Game
Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green, who is nursing a sore right shoulder, was ruled as doubtful for Thursday night’s home game against the Dallas Mavericks.
The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year did not participate in practice on Wednesday. Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr said the team is just being cautious, noting that it’s not a serious matter.
Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN