Emeka Okafor

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    Emeka Okafor: Waived by Philly

    Emeka Okafor was waived by the 76ers on Saturday, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.Okafor didn't make a big enough impression during training camp to secure a contract from the 76ers. He may end up with another NBA team at some point during the season. Last year, during his age 34 season, he averaged 4.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.0 block in 13.6 minutes with the Pelicans.

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    76ers' Emeka Okafor: Inks deal with Philly

    Emeka Okafor signed a contract with the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.The deal is a non-guaranteed minimum contract, so he'll essentially be trying out for the Sixers. Okafor has a fair shot at making the team considering the 76ers are relatively shallow at center behind Joel Embiid. Okafor appeared in 26 games last season with the Pelicans, averaging 4.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.0 block across 13.6 minutes.

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    Pelicans' Emeka Okafor: Waived by New Orleans

    Emeka Okafor was waived by the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.Okafor re-joined the league last season at age 34 after being out since the 2012-13 season. He appeared in 26 games (19 starts) and averaged 4.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.0 block in 13.6 minutes. The Pelicans signed Julius Randle in the offseason in the wake of losing DeMarcus Cousins, and the organization seems to feel that Randle can handle a significant chunk of reserve center minutes. Cheick Diallo and Jahlil Okafor are also in the fold at the position. It's possible the veteran secures a training camp deal and/or ends up making a final NBA roster, as he showed he can still provide solid defense and rebounding in backup minutes.

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    Pelicans' Emeka Okafor: Will come off bench Wednesday

    Emeka Okafor will shift back to a bench role for Wednesday's matchup with the Grizzlies, Grizzlies radio play-by-play announcer Eric Hasseltine reports.Okafor has logged 15 minutes or less in four straight games, so he was already essentially off the fantasy radar despite previously working with the starters. His demotion to the bench certainly doesn't help things and he'll likely struggle to hit double-digit minutes. This does appear to be a matchup-based decision, however, so Okafor could be back in the starting five as soon as Friday's game against the Suns.

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    Pelicans' Emeka Okafor: Grabs nine boards in start

    Emeka Okafor posted six points (2-4 FG, 2-2 FT) and nine rebounds in 15 minutes during Tuesday's 107-103 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.While Okafor drew the start, it's Chieck Diallo who's been reaping the most benefits while Nikola Mirotic (hip) eases back into play. Once Mirotic is 100 percent, both Okafor and Diallo's production should take a big hit.

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    Pelicans' Emeka Okafor: Will rejoin starting five Tuesday

    Emeka Okafor will rejoin the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Trail Blazers.The New Orleans Pelicans opted to start Darius Miller instead of Okafor during Saturday's contest, though it appears that was just a one-game experiment. As a result, Okafor will reclaim a starting role Tuesday, but considering he's seen single-digit minutes in three of his last four games, he likely shouldn't be relied upon for those in either season-long leagues or playing DFS contests Tuesday.

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    Pelicans' Emeka Okafor: Coming off bench Saturday

    Emeka Okafor will come off the bench for Saturday's game against the Rockets.Anthony Davis is starting at center for the contest, with Darius Miller taking over at power forward. The New Orleans Pelicans will be without Nikola Mirotic (hip) for the contest, so Okafor should still receive a sizable workload off the bench.

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    Pelicans' Emeka Okafor: Reclaims starting role Saturday

    Emeka Okafor will re-enter the starting five for Saturday's game against the Rockets.Okafor came off the bench in favor of Nikola Mirotic Thursday, though it appears that was simply for a matchup reasons. Look for Okafor to rejoin the starting five Saturday, which should mean an uptick in minutes from the 12 he logged Thursday.

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    Pelicans' Emeka Okafor: Coming off bench Thursday

    Emeka Okafor will come off the bench for Thursday's contest against the Spurs, Paul Garcia of TheSportsDaily.com reports. Nikola Mirotic will draw the start in his stead.Coach Alvin Gentry has opted to shift his starting five, possibly in an attempt to counter coach Gregg Popovich's lineup, which features Kyle Anderson at power forward and LaMarcus Aldridge at center. Over the past five games, Okafor has averaged 9.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 20.6 minutes.

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    Pelicans' Emeka Okafor: Just short of double-double Tuesday

    Emeka Okafor scored 14 points (7-14 FG) while adding eight rebounds and three steals in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 119-115 win over the Hornets.The shot attempts were a season high for Okafor, who scored in double digits for the second straight game. He remains a complementary player at best in a New Orleans Pelicans offense dominated by Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday and Rajon Rondo, but the 35-year-old should see a steady role down the stretch given the team's lack of depth up the middle.

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