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  • Elie Okobo: Continues career in France

    Okobo signed a contract with French club LDLC ASVEL in July.

    A 2018 second-round pick of the Suns, Okobo appeared in 108 games between the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons before being cut loose last November. After spending the 2020-21 campaign with the Nets' G League affiliate, the 23-year-old point guard will head back to his home country to continue his career. He could revisit a return to North America down the road if he impresses over in Europe.

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  • Elie Okobo: Another woeful shooting display

    Okobo registered 11 points (5-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt), eight assists, four rebounds and three steals across 32 minutes off the bench in Saturday's loss against Santa Cruz.

    Okobo was one of four Long Island players to score in double digits in this one, and while he struggled massively from the floor, he delivered value in other areas of the game -- he ended just two dimes away from a double-double while also tying a season-high mark of three steals. Okobo is averaging 8.2 points per game while shooting a meager 35.1 percent from the field, but he's also putting up 4.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds per contest.

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  • Elie Okobo: Struggles from deep again

    Okobo notched 12 points (5-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds and two assists across 25 minutes in Sunday's loss against Greensboro.

    Okobo is shooting 38.5 percent from deep through the first three games of the season, and while he hasn't looked overmatched as he looked at the NBA level, he has been unable to make a difference considering he has more than 100 games in The Association throughout his career.

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  • Elie Okobo: One assist shy of double-double

    Okobo registered 13 points (4-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine assists, three rebounds and a steal across 29 minutes in Wednesday's win over Iowa.

    Okobo looked overmatched at the NBA level during a two-year stint with the Suns, but he looked completely comfortable orchestrating the offense for Long Island in this one. He is expected to be one of the Nets' most important players simply because he has 108 games of NBA experience under his belt, and he backed that up with a strong season-opening performance.

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  • Elie Okobo: Reporting to G League bubble

    The Long Island Nets announced Wednesday that Okobo will be a member of their 12-man roster for the 2020-21 G League season in Orlando.

    Okobo had previously signed an Exhibit 10 deal with Brooklyn in the offseason, allowing the organization to retain his G League rights after he was cut during training camp. The 23-year-old point guard will look to turn some heads in Orlando after he proved overmatched at the NBA level as a member of the Suns' roster the past two seasons. Over 108 games with Phoenix, Okobo shot 39.5 percent from the field while averaging 4.8 points, 2.2 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 15.5 minutes.

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  • Elie Okobo: Released by Brooklyn

    Okobo (undisclosed) was waived by the Nets on Saturday, Marc J. Spears of reports.

    Okobo signed a deal with the Nets in late November but ended up never joining the team for undisclosed reasons.

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  • Nets' Elie Okobo: Not yet with team

    Okobo isn't with the Nets yet and is out for Friday's game against the Celtics, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.

    For undisclosed reasons, Okobo hasn't been with the Nets. It's unclear when he'll be available, and there's a fair chance he's out for Tuesday's regular-season opener against the Warriors.

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  • Elie Okobo: Inks with Nets

    Okobo signed a contract with the Nets on Monday, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.

    Okobo appeared in 55 games for the Suns last season but was waived by the team last week. The 2018 second-round pick will land in Brooklyn, where he'll compete for a roster spot in what's already a relatively deep backcourt.

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  • Elie Okobo: Cut by Phoenix

    The Suns waived Okobo on Monday.

    Okobo's dismissal doesn't come as a major surprise with the Suns having already added four guards (Chris Paul, E'Twaun Moore, Langston Galloway and Ty-Shon Alexander) through trades and free agency this offseason, while moving on from only three others (Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome and Jalen Lecque). The first pick in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft, Okobo struggled with the jump in competition from France over his first two seasons in North America. He appeared in 108 career games (19 starts) for the Suns, averaging 4.8 points and 2.2 assists in 15.5 minutes while shooting 39.5 percent from the field.

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  • Suns' Elie Okobo: Out Thursday

    Okobo (ankle) is out for Thursday's matchup against the Mavericks, Gerald Bourguet of FanSided reports.

    Okobo isn't yet ready to take the court, as he hasn't progressed passed three-on-three and four-on-four work in practice. If the Suns lose Thursday, he'll need to wait until next season to play again.

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  • Suns' Elie Okobo: Questionable vs. Sixers

    Okobo (ankle) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.

    The reserve guard has not played in any of the Suns' first six seeding games, but he'll have a chance to get back on the floor Tuesday. Okobo's role varied during the regular season, but he averaged 16.3 minutes off the bench between the start of February and the NBA shutdown on Mar. 11.

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  • Suns' Elie Okobo: Still out Saturday

    Okobo (ankle) will not play Saturday against the Heat.

    Okobo has yet to make an appearance in the bubble due to a sprained right ankle. His next chance to do so arrives Monday against the Thunder.

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  • Suns' Elie Okobo: Out with ankle sprain

    Okobo was ruled out for Thursday's game against the Pacers with a right ankle sprain, Kellan Olson of reports.

    The 22-year-old didn't see the court over the first three games in the bubble, and that won't be changing versus the Pacers on Thursday. It's unclear how long Okobo is expected to be sidelined.

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  • Suns' Elie Okobo: Joins team in Orlando

    Okobo (personal) joined the Suns for practice Monday, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Okobo had been away from the team due to a personal matter, but after arriving in Orlando, he's now cleared his mandatory quarantine period and could be available to make his scrimmage debut Tuesday against Toronto. The second-year player is likely to fill a depth role in the backcourt when the Suns resume their regular season Friday versus the Wizards.

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  • Suns' Elie Okobo: Not with Suns

    Okobo is not with the Suns in Orlando due to personal reasons, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.

    The exact nature of Okobo's situation is not clear, but he's expected to join the team at a later date. The Suns' first seeding game is July 31 against the Wizards. Okobo will have to make it to Orlando and pass two coronavirus tests in quarantine before officially joining the team.

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  • Suns' Elie Okobo: Available off bench

    Okobo (ankle) has been cleared to play Monday against Utah.

    Okobo was deemed probable with an ankle injury, and the medical staff has since cleared him to take the court. He's averaging just 2.8 points and 1.6 assists over his last five matchups.

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  • Suns' Elie Okobo: Tabbed probable Monday

    Okobo (ankle) is probable for Monday's contest against Utah, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Okobo has appeared on the injury report for the last few contests due to an ankle injury, but the guard hasn't missed a matchup since Jan. 31. Barring any major setbacks prior to tipoff Monday, Okobo will likely resume a normal workload against the Jazz.

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  • Suns' Elie Okobo: Clear to play Saturday

    Okobo (ankle) is available for Saturday's game against the Bulls, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.

    Okobo played seven minutes off the bench Friday versus the Raptors but was still considered questionable for Saturday's matchup. The 22-year-old should play his usual reserve role in Chicago.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Age: 24
Experience: 2