Former NBA player Jahlil Okafor is headed to China. The Zhejiang Guangsha Lions paid a release clause to Casademont Zaragoza in Spain to facilitate the move.
Okafor last played in the NBA in 2021 with the Detroit Pistons. The former third overall pick previously played for Zhejiang Guangsha during the 2021-22 season. Okafor then spent part of the 2022-23 season in the G League, before moving to Spain for the first part of this season.
In 13 games with Zaragoza, Okafor had averaged 11.8 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. In his previous stint in China, the 27-year-old center averaged 13.0 points and 8.7 rebounds in 23.4 minutes per game.