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The New Orleans Pelicans will reportedly exercise their 2019-2020 team option on big man Jahlil Okafor. According to Malika Andrews, the team’s “staff is impressed by the way Okafor has reworked his body and the improvements he’s made on the defensive end of the floor.”

Last season, the 23-year-old averaged 8.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game, while shooting at 58.6 percent from the floor and 20.0 percent from three in 15.8 minutes of action.