Jahlil Okafor's knee still sore; out against Chicago Bulls

Steven Adams dunks on Jahlil Okafor in OKC
Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) dunks in front of Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor (8) in the first quarter of their game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

CHICAGO – 76ers center Jahlil Okafor won't play in Friday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls with soreness in his right knee. This comes after the second-year player was listed as doubtful Friday morning after not participating in the shootaround.

Okafor has been dealing with soreness since having surgery on March 22, 2016 to repair a torn meniscus in the knee. It didn’t help that Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard Victor Oladipo inadvertently hit Okafor's knee during Wednesday's matchup at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

This is the eighth game he'll missed with knee soreness this season.

Okafor’s knee was sore on Thursday, prompting the rest during Friday's shootaround.

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