Jahlil Okafor is expected to sign with Guangsha in the Chinese Basketball Association, sources tell Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. The 26-year-old center appeared in 27 games for the Pistons last season, averaging 5.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 12.9 minutes per night. He was traded in September to the Nets, who waived him five days later. He signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Hawks for training camp, but was released before the season began.
Jahlil Okafor's next career stop will take him overseas. Okafor plans to sign a contract with the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions in China. Okafor spent the NBA preseason with the Atlanta Hawks. He was waived shortly before the start of the NBA season. Okafor last played in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons in 2020-21.
The Atlanta Hawks appeared to be the lifeline that Jahlil Okafor needed to get back on an NBA roster after finishing out his contract with the Detroit Pistons last season. Okafor’s fall from being a former No. 3 pick to potentially out of the league has happened over six short seasons.
Veteran center Jahlil Okafor has been cut for the second time this offseason. The Hawks announced in a press release on Monday that they requested waivers on the big man. Atlanta now has 19 players under contract. A former third overall pick, Okafor spent last season in Detroit, averaging 5.4...
Veteran center Jahlil Okafor has been cut for the second time this offseason, as the Hawks announced in a press release on Monday that they’ve requested waivers on the big man. Atlanta now has 19 players under contract. A former third overall pick, Okafor spent last season in Detroit, averaging...
The Atlanta Hawks have announced that they requested waivers on center Jahlil Okafor, who they signed ahead of training camp to potentially compete for one of their final roster spots. Okafor did not play much after the Hawks’ first preseason game vs. the Miami Heat, only reemerging in the rotation...
Gorgui Dieng let out a shout after spraining his right hand in the second quarter of last night's game in Memphis. After a hot start, the 6'10 rim-runner exited the game early and further added to the Hawks injury report. Coach McMillan's goal was to play his backup center into...
Okafor was waived by Atlanta on Monday, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Okafor landed a non-guaranteed contract with the Hawks in mid-September but won't remain with the club to begin the regular season. The 25-year-old averaged 5.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 12.9 minutes per game across 27 appearances with the Pistons last year.
The Atlanta Hawks today waived center Jahlil Okafor. Signed by the Hawks on September 22, 2021, Okafor appeared in two preseason contests with Atlanta. He was on a non-guaranteed contract. Drafted 3rd overall in the 2015 NBA draft, the 6-foot-10, 270-pound center is just 25 years old, yet has an...
Still, even with Okafor filling in for an injured front-court, the team remains thin at the center position. Rookie Sharife Cooper and two-way player Skylar Mays have proven to be competent in the backup point guard role - the only other area of concern on the roster. With one preseason game remaining, the team must prioritize Okafor's playing time as he will likely see action early in the regular season.
ATLANTA – The Atlanta Hawks today announced the team has signed Johnny Hamilton, A.J. Lawson, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Jahlil Okafor. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed. Hamilton, a 7’0 center, played in 13 games last season with Fenerbahce in Turkey before being loaned to Mornar Bar...
The Atlanta Hawks have been carrying an open roster spot for much of the offseason. At a time when teams are filling theirs, and the media is overreacting accordingly, Travis Schlenk has made it clear they are comfortable riding into the season with 14 players on guaranteed contracts. On Thursday,...
Duke National Champion has signed a free agent deal with the Atlanta Hawks, according to The Athletic's Sams Charania. Okafor was traded to the Brooklyn Nets earlier this month, who then released the six-year NBA veteran. The Hawks reached a deal with Okafor shortly thereafter, giving the former Blue Devil a new home alongside fellow members of #TheBrotherHood Cam Reddish and Jalen Johnson.
Former No. 3 overall pick Jahlil Okafor is signing with the Hawks, per Shams Charania of The Athletic (via twitter). The contract will be non-guaranteed. In a follow-up tweet, Hawks beat reporter Chris Kirschner of The Athletic notes that Okafor and recently-signed Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, who is also on a non-guaranteed deal, are the most likely candidates to claim the 15th and final spot on the team’s regular-season roster.
The Atlanta Hawks are signing free-agent center Jahlil Okafor to a non-guaranteed contract, The Athletic's Shams Charania reports. Okafor, who was drafted third overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2015, has struggled to live up to expectations. After averaging 17.5 points, seven rebounds, and 1.2 blocks in 30 minutes per game as a rookie on a 10-72 76ers team, the Duke product hasn't been able to replicate similar production.