Jahlil Okafor to New Orleans

Former Duke center and National Champion Jahlil Okafor has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the New Orleans Pelicans for the next year. There is a team option for 2019-2020, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. After his All-Rookie team debut season with the 76ers, his role in Philly diminished quickly and he was traded to Brooklyn. He became a free agent this summer. The Pelicans lost C DeMarcus Cousins to the Warriors through free agency and gained C Julius Randle, former Kentucky standout, from the Lakers.

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Duke in the NBA: Jabari Parker to the Bulls

Two Duke alums will unite in Chicago next year! Jabari Parker, a restricted free agent from Milwaukee, signed a 2 year, $40M contract to become a Bull. That’s some great cash, especially when the poor guy’s spent so much time injured. He’s got incredible potential for an even better career. I still remember being an 8-year-old and being so confused when my dad told me that Jabari Parker would not return to Duke the following year. Nevertheless, he’s got a great career on the way. Not to mention Chicago is Parker’s hometown.

Bleed blue, Duke fans! Go Bulls, Kings, Blazers, Warriors, Mavericks, T’Wolves, Jazz, well, you get the idea. Go all teams with Duke players on them!

JJ Reddick Sticks to Philly

Blue Devil legend JJ Redick will remain in Philadelphia, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, after the free agent signed a 1-year deal “in the $12-13M range”. Redick averaged 19.9 points over the course of his career at Duke, including 26.8 points, 2.6 assists, and 1.4 steals during his senior season.