Jahlil Okafor learned it by the end of the second day, if he hadn't known it already: The 76ers will run you. They want to play fast, and they want their players to get from one end to the floor fast, and, if you're Okafor, they will want you to establish position in the post fast. So by 1 p.m. Friday, when another day of the Sixers' first summer minicamp was winding down and the pell-mell pace of practice had slowed, Okafor, like the rest of the players in camp, was dragging.
It was the goal of Micky Arison during the last round of collective-bargaining negotiations and is the bane of many front offices around the NBA. Now the question is whether the Miami Heat are willing to play under a hard cap for the 2015-16 season.
P.J. Hairston talks at Time Warner Cable Arena after a Charlotte Summer League practice. He has already finished a group session, so our interview is overtime. He's gracious, he offers his hand when we finish, and he's on time.