By Sarah Berkowitz
There is a meme in the local lame-ass media that says that Sixers Jahlil Okafor (dunking above) and Nerlens Noel don’t play well together and one should be traded.
Are you kidding me?
Trade one of the team’s two building blocks because some dope has made an assessment after about 30 games?
That is ridiculous and should be stuffed immediately.
Since the acquisition of Ish Smith, the Sixers have become energized by Noel, Okafor and Nik Stauskas.
The trio combined to generate more than half of the Sixers’ point total in last night’s game against the Clippers. Okafor seemed especially focused and determined, showing no fear on the interior against the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan and Cole Aldrich.
Okafor, who was used as a reserve for a third straight game, dropped 14 of his team-high 23 points in the first half, and hit 10 of his 14 field goal attempts overall. Noel accounted for 13 points and eight rebounds. Stauskas, meanwhile, was dialed in from the perimeter, burying a career-best six triples, He matched his personal high of 18 points in the process.