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whoknows1390
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How was Emeka Okafor not on a roster?
Not saying he's incredible or anything but he looks a helluva lot better than some of the end of bench bigs I see playing around the league. Hes still got that little mid range shot too I see.


TigerinATL
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re: How was Emeka Okafor not on a roster?
The center market is pretty much frozen in the NBA. Nearly everyone has more than they need and at least 1 they want to move but can't get rid of.


Mr.Perfect
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re: How was Emeka Okafor not on a roster?
He was working his way back. We had a need.


saints5021
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re: How was Emeka Okafor not on a roster?
He is 35. Typically, old injured bigs have a hard time finding a roster.


STEVED00
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re: How was Emeka Okafor not on a roster?
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The center market is pretty much frozen in the NBA. Nearly everyone has more than they need and at least 1 they want to move but can't get rid of.


Makes a lot of sense. Pelicans had 2 and had to send one away to grab him.


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clooneyisgod
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re: How was Emeka Okafor not on a roster?
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He is 35. Typically, old injured bigs have a hard time finding a roster.


That yoga bro

Yoga


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BSB1988
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re: How was Emeka Okafor not on a roster?
Watching Emeka block any shot near him has been just as fun as watching AD drop 40 every night.


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whoknows1390
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re: How was Emeka Okafor not on a roster?
True, I've just been really impressed with his play thus far.


TigerinATL
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re: How was Emeka Okafor not on a roster?
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I've just been really impressed with his play thus far.


And you should be. I asked in the game thread last night if Mektumbo was this good defensively when he was a Hornet. I'm not sure he was, and in the last CP3 season the Hornets had a top 10 defense anchored so well by Okafor that many fans considered him an All Star snub.

That season per 36 he averaged 7.1 DRBs and 2.0 Blocks
This season per 36 it's 7.9 and 4.1.

It seems like he's been able to take it to another level which is crazy at his age.


NOFOX
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re: How was Emeka Okafor not on a roster?
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It seems like he's been able to take it to another level which is crazy at his age.




I would imagine playing next to AD helps. That is not meant to take anything aay from Mek. He is playing incredible and his story is amazing taking 4 years off then playing in the G-League to starting for the Pels.


TigerinATL
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re: How was Emeka Okafor not on a roster?
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I would imagine playing next to AD helps


No doubt. When he was with the Hornets he had to do a lot of things on offense and defense. Now his role is much simpler and that narrow focus seems to fit his skill set well.


Macintosh504
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re: How was Emeka Okafor not on a roster?
35 and undersized. Glad he’s playing well for us tho


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jptiger2009
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re: How was Emeka Okafor not on a roster?
Okafor is our Dennis Rodman.

Okafor is everything we unfairly wished Dante Cunningham to be on defense.


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jptiger2009
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re: How was Emeka Okafor not on a roster?
When we earn a 1st round home series, there will be a TNT story on his improbable comeback.

shoot, there may be a NBATV story on him when we play Washington Friday, considering it was the last team he played for.


PelicansBay
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Ryan3232
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re: How was Emeka Okafor not on a roster?
Dude is old. But doesnt play like he is. Im sure he wouldnt be as fresh if he had played the whole season to this point. I know he was in D-league, but its not the same on your physically.


htran90
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re: How was Emeka Okafor not on a roster?
He kept himself in damn good shape and has always been considered an athletic player.

Im glad he's balled out because we need the minutes.


SouthMSReb
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re: How was Emeka Okafor not on a roster?
He is exactly what we wanted out of Asik. Ajinca is exactly what we dont need. So glad we got Okafor.

I also really like Diallo. I love his energy.


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Ryan3232
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re: How was Emeka Okafor not on a roster?
Call me crazy, but does he look lighter and a tad quicker than back in the hornets days?

He looks thin as hell.


50_Tiger
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re: How was Emeka Okafor not on a roster?
Mek looks smaller and better than his stint here many moons ago.


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