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Okafor's struggles part of growing process, Sixers say

NEW YORK _ Now is not the time to hit the alarm button about Jahlil Okafor's performances, the 76ers say.tmpplchld All NBA rookies, regardless of who they are, have steep learning curves. The third overall pick out of Duke is just experiences his. And he's basically doing it without any instruction.tmpplchld "I have to do a better job of placing people around him and helping him grow," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "But the minute, I'm just being quiet and watching how he plays. Then 1/8I will start3/8 trying to figure it out."tmpplchld It's not all that surprising that Okafor looked like a 19-year-old rookie on offense in the last two exhibition...