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Is Jahlil Okafor a Sixers star in the making ... or future Philly trade bait?

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Hill and Okafor channel their inner Olajuwon (0:18)

During the Pacers-76ers game Jordan Hill shakes off Nerlens Noel and finishes with a dunk. A few plays later, Jahlil Okafor returns the favor and hits Hill with the "Dream Shake" and finishes with a floater. (0:18)

For years, ESPN Insider's Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton have simulated the kind of discussions that are happening in front offices around the NBA -- where scouts and statistical experts are breaking down NBA prospects using their "eyes, ears and numbers." This season, those conversations are extending beyond the NBA draft to include prospects in their rookie or sophomore seasons.


How is Jahlil Okafor playing?

Kevin Pelton: While he has been overshadowed by the well-deserved hype around fellow rookies Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis, No. 3 overall pick Jahlil Okafor has been putting up big numbers in his own right for the Philadelphia 76ers. Okafor's 17.9 PPG lead all rookies this season and are the most by a rookie since Damian Lillard in 2012-13. At the same time, the Sixers are off to another winless start at 0-14. Chad, what have you seen from Okafor in the NBA so far?