The New Orleans Pelicans were close to trading for Jahlil Okafor approximately 10 days ago with a package that was similar to the one they used to acquire DeMarcus Cousins.
The Pelicans were discussing a trade of Tyreke Evans, New Orleans' 2017 first rounder and Philadelphia's 2017 second rounder for Okafor with the 76ers. Unlike their offer for Cousins, the Pelicans were not including Buddy Hield.
The deal between the Pelicans and 76ers fell apart over pick protections.
The Pelicans also discussed a Paul Georg trade with the Indiana Pacers ahead of Thursday's deadline.