Okafor is averaging 11.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in 2016-17.
The 21-year-old would be an odd fit on Indiana. In addition to Myles Turner, the Pacers already have Al Jefferson, who is essentially an older version of Okafor.
Jefferson, like Okafor, is a solid rebounder and scorer, but he's a massive liability on the defensive end. Even if the Pacers moved Jefferson as part of the Okafor trade or in a subsequent move, the presence of Turner would seemingly negate the need for another young big man.
Turner had a solid rookie season and continues to improve this year. He's second on the team in scoring (15.6 points per game) and first in rebounds (7.2 per game) and blocks (2.1 per game).
Trading for Okafor would be even more ironic considering the circumstances of Frank Vogel's departure last offseason. The Indianapolis Star's Candace Buckner reported team president Larry Bird wanted the Pacers to play at a quicker tempo.
Putting Okafor and Turner on the same team would be antithetical to a pace-and-space style of basketball.
Paul George's contract situation—he can opt out after 2017-18—incentivizes Indiana to be a buyer at the deadline. ESPN.com's Chris Haynes reported Saturday the Pacers are making their first-round pick available to the highest bidder to potentially strengthen the roster, thus enticing George to re-sign down the road.
It's understandable why the Pacers are weighing all of their trade options, but Okafor would do little to improve the team.