Five things to know about Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor

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Five things to know about Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor
Five things to know about Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor

1) Okafor was drafted third overall in 2015, after Minnesota selected Karl-Anthony Towns at No. 1 and the Lakers picked D'Angelo Russell second. Despite being very sporadically used by his two NBA teams during his three-year pro career, Okafor has the fifth-best scoring average from that draft class at 12.9 points. The '15 class is topped in that category by Towns (21.6), Devin Booker (19.8), Kristaps Porzingis (17.8) and Russell (14.6), per Basketball-Reference.com. 2) During his rookie campaign with the 76ers, Okafor was the club's leading scorer and generated 11 double-doubles, including eight games of 20-plus points and 10-plus rebounds. Philadelphia won a meager total of 10 games

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