Brooklyn Nets Provide Jahlil Okafor with Second Chance
Andrew Horun is a graduate of New Jersey's Phillipsburg High School, where he was a member of the wrestling team. Outside of wrestling, Andrew Horun enjoys following his favorite professional sports teams in the region, including the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets have missed the playoffs in each of the past two seasons, and expectations are not high for 2017-2018, as the team is in the middle of an organizational rebuild. However, the team has made a low-risk investment in power forward Jahlil Okafor, in the hope that he can become the player many thought he would be when he was selected third overall in the 2015 NBA Draft. 

The Nets acquired Okafor along with shooting guard Nik Stauskas and a 2019 second-round pick from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for veteran forward Trevor Booker, who averaged 10.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game with Brooklyn. Okafor's falling out of favor in Philadelphia coincided with the rise of the versatile Joel Embiid, a proficient three-point shooter. Since being dealt to Brooklyn, Okafor has worked diligently not only on returning to game shape, but also on improving his three-point shot to become a better all-around player.
Brooklyn Nets Provide Jahlil Okafor with Second Chance
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