Okafor was a DNP-CD in Thursday's loss to the Hornets. Okafor had been nursing a minor leg injury prior to the All-Star break, but that did not appear to be a factor in the decision to sit him out Thursday. It marked Okafor's third straight absence, and for the moment he appears to be out of the rotation.
Okafor totaled just five points (2-7 FG, 1-1 FT), but added 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 25 minutes during Tuesday's 111-95 loss to New York. Okafor came off the bench but saw more playing time than starting center Jarrett Allen. Okafor has now played in excess of 20 minutes for two straight games after doing so just once in his previous 26 games. His numbers over the last two games have been nothing to get too excited about but it will be interesting to see how coach Kenny Atkinson lets things play out with his center rotation.
Okafor posted 21 points (9-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds and a blocked shot in 24 minutes during Saturday's 11-97 loss to the Timberwolves. This was by far Okafor's best showing as a Net. It's clear that Tyler Zeller is not the answer under center for the Nets, and if they choose to give Okafor more time, the cream could rise to the top and we may end up seeing Okafor as the full-time starter, It's still too soon to tell if or when that might happen, so keep your expectations in check for the time being.
Okafor recorded 17 points (6-8 FG, 5-6 FT) and one assist in 12 minutes during Friday's 110-105 win over the Hawks. Okafor managed to produce his season high in scoring, and he filled it up on offense despite seeing limited minutes. Okafor has scored in double figures in four of eight appearances in 2017-18, and he has now seen the floor in five straight games. With that being said, Okafor is currently splitting time at center with Tyler Zeller and Jarrett Allen, and to a lesser extent, Timofey Mozgov, who received a DNP-Coach's Decision designation on Friday.
Okafor scored 12 points (5-12 FG, 2-2 FT) while adding five rebounds and two blocks across 13 minutes in Saturday's 87-85 loss to the Celtics. Okafor had his first double-digit scoring game all season Saturday night, albeit he has played just five games all season. The highly-touted first round pick has been a bust to this point in his career, but can pick up the pace on a Nets' team looking for young offensive players.
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