Jahlil Okafor has seen just 10 minutes of action over the last four games, a stretch in which he received three DNPs. The big man said he is working hard to improve, adding that he knows he can’t control the situation, as Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer relays.
“It’s not ideal to put anybody in [this situation],” Okafor said. “Obviously, it’s a funky situation. Funky for all of us. Right now, I’m the person who’s sitting out.”
There remains no timetable for when Okafor will return to the line-up, though he may play on Saturday against the Wizards since its the second half of a back-to-back and Joel Embiid doesn’t yet play in those because of health concerns. The Duke product understands the Sixers’ frontcourt logjam and isn’t upset with coach Brett Brown for the reduced minutes.
“Obviously, it’s not what I want to be in a position,” Okafor said. “I know I’m not the type of player that’s DNP. But that’s what it is right now. Coach Brown has been phenomenal with communicating with me. I know in the long run, I’ll be fine.”