BREAKING: Pelicans pick up Okafor’s team option
The New Orleans Pelicans have picked up Jahlil Okafor‘s team option for the 2019-20 NBA season. The Pelicans are impressed with how Okafor has reworked his body and his improvement on the defensive side of the floor.
Pelicans are picking up Jahlil Okafor’s team option for the 2019-2020 season, league sources tell ESPN. The New Orleans staff is impressed by the way Okafor has reworked his body and the improvements he’s made on the defensive end of the floor.
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) June 20, 2019
After a standout rookie season for the Philadelphia 76ers, Jahili’s career was going down hill. After being traded to the Brooklyn Nets, Jahlil signed a 1+1 deal with the Pelicans. In his first season with New Orleans Jahlil averaged 8.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, and shot 58% from the field in only 16 minutes a game!