The 76ers announced Friday that Okafor (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of this season, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Okafor has been out for the past four contests and didn't travel with the team on its current two-game road trip, and although the team previously insisted shutting him down wasn't under consideration, that's indeed what has now happened. While battling the recurring knee soreness -- and trade rumors -- for much of the season, Okafor managed to play in just 50 games this season. The early emergence of Joel Embiid (knee) also resulted in Okafor's minutes being reduced from 30.0 per game last season to 22.7 in 2016-17. Accordingly, Okafor's production dropped to 11.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. In his absence for the remainder of the campaign, look for Richaun Holmes to hold down the fort as the 76ers' starting center and take on around 30 minutes in each of the team's final seven contests.
Okafor (knee) won't travel with the 76ers for their upcoming two-game road trip, which includes games Friday against the Cavaliers and Sunday against the Raptors, Jessica Camerato of CSN Philadelphia reports. The 76ers continue to insist they're not entertaining the idea of shutting Okafor down for the season, but the fact that there will only be five more games left on the schedule following the road trip makes it a distinct possibility that the second-year center won't suit up again in 2016-17. He'll likely need to show significant improvement over the weekend and log a full practice before being cleared to play next week. In the meantime, Richaun Holmes and Shawn Long are expected to cover most of the minutes at center, with Holmes looking like a solid roster option even in most shallow formats at this stage of the season.
Okafor (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. With the regular season winding down, it looks as if the 76ers are taking extreme caution with their big man, who continues to deal with lingering knee soreness. In his absence, look for Richaun Holmes, who has scored in double figures in every game but one in March, to continue to get the start and play 25-plus minutes at center.
Okafor (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Hawks, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports. Okafor has sat out four of the past five games, including Tuesday's game against the Nets, due to soreness in his right knee. Richaun Holmes has been starting in Okafor's place and likely will once again if Okafor is held out Wednesday.
Okafor (knee) will remain out Tuesday against the Nets, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Okafor is still dealing with some nagging soreness in his right knee, so he'll be sidelined for the fourth time in five games as the 76ers play on the first night of a back-to-back set. The team hasn't said much about Okafor's condition, and it appears that the second-year big man may be evaluated on a game-to-game basis the rest of the season. Expect Richaun Holmes to continue to start in Okafor's place and take on the bulk of the minutes at center, with Shawn Long and, potentially, Tiago Splitter (calf), relieving him off the bench.
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