Okafor will start Friday's contest against the Nuggets, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
With both Mason Plumlee (rest) and Isaiah Stewart (personal) out, Okafor will make his first start of the season. In the 11 games this season that Okafor has seen at least 15 minutes, he's averaged 6.9 points and 3.3 rebounds.
Okafor posted 12 points (5-5 FG, 2-2 FT) and four rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench Tuesday in the Pistons' 102-99 loss to the Hornets.
Okafor was inactive for the Pistons' previous two games with a "not with team" designation, but he returned to action Monday. Detroit was resting Mason Plumlee for the third game in a row, which allowed Okafor to step into the rotation as the backup center behind Isaiah Stewart. If Plumlee is cleared to play Thursday against the Grizzlies, Okafor may not get minutes in a competitive game.
Okafor is not on the injury report ahead of Tuesday's game against Charlotte.
A personal matter kept Okafor away from the team for the last two games, but it looks like he'll be back to active status Tuesday night. With Mason Plumlee resting for the fourth straight game, Okafor should be in line for some reserve minutes behind projected starter Isaiah Stewart.
Okafor (not with team) will not play Monday against the Magic.
It's unclear what's going on with Okafor, but he's not currently with the team, and he'll likely miss at least two more games as Detroit heads into a back-to-back set.
Okafor is not with the team ahead of Saturday's game against the Hornets.
It's not clear why Okafor is away from the team, but it's possible he was told he wouldn't be playing in Charlotte. He mostly sees minutes when Mason Plumlee (rest) is ruled out. Plumlee isn't playing Saturday, so Tyler Cook could see backup center minutes behind Isaiah Stewart.
Okafor (knee) tallied 11 points (3-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds and three assists in 15 minutes off the bench Thursday in the Pistons' 113-101 win over the Kings.
Back in action after missing more than three months following surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee, Okafor entered the rotation as the backup center behind Isaiah Stewart. While Okafor turned in a credible showing in his return from the lengthy layoff, he may struggle to find minutes once Mason Plumlee (concussion) is cleared to play again.
Okafor (knee) is available for Thursday's game against the Kings.
Okafor was listed as questionable for Thursday's game, but he'll be good to go. This will mark Okafor's first action since January, so the Pistons could realistically have a cap on his minutes.
Okafor (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Kings.
The team recently indicated the 25-year-old didn't have a timeline for his return, but he could be back on the court Thursday. Okafor has been unavailable since late January due to surgery for a meniscus injury in his left knee.
Okafor (knee) remains out for Tuesday's game against Denver.
Okafor hasn't played since late January after undergoing knee surgery. As of last week, it sounded as though he could return to game action any time, but the Pistons haven't said much about his status since.
Okafor (knee) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Thunder.
Okafor has been sidelined since Jan. 30 with a meniscus injury that ultimately required surgery in February, but he appears to have advanced to the day-to-day stage of his recovery after he resumed practicing last week. Once cleared to play, Okafor likely won't be an every-night member of the rotation with both Mason Plumlee and Isaiah Stewart ahead of him in the pecking order at center.
Okafor (knee) is out for Saturday's game against the Knicks.
Okafor is on the verge of a return from left knee surgery, but it won't be Saturday. His next chance to play is Monday against the Thunder.
Okafor (knee) is listed as out for Thursday's game against the Wizards.
The big man was able to get through practice Wednesday and is expected to return to game action soon, but he'll miss at least one more contest. Okafor could potentially get back on the floor for Saturday's game against the Knicks before the Pistons head out on a five-game Western Conference road trip.
Okafor (knee) practiced Wednesday and could return "any day now," Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Okafor is almost recovered from knee surgery to address an injury that's kept him out since Feb. 2. His role with the Pistons fluctuated when he was healthy, and we can expect a similar situation when he returns.
Okafor (knee) was on the court shooting prior to Monday's game against the Spurs, Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Okafor has been sidelined for the last month after undergoing surgery on his left knee, but he looked to be moving well Monday evening. Detroit's initial timetable for the big man was 6-to-8 weeks, so while nothing is definite yet, a return could be in play sometime over the next few weeks.
Okafor will be sidelined 6-to-8 weeks after undergoing surgery to clean the lateral meniscus in his left knee Tuesday, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Okafor hasn't seen the court since Jan. 30 due to the knee injury, and he'll now be sidelined until at least the second half of March. Mason Plumlee and Isaiah Stewart are the top options at center for Detroit.
Okafor (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game versus Brooklyn.
Okafor will be unavailable for the fourth consecutive contest due to soreness in his left knee. Mason Plumlee and Isaiah Stewart should continue to handle the minutes at center for Detroit.
Okafor (knees) is out Saturday against the Lakers.
Okafor remains sidelined due to bilateral knee soreness, and he's missing a third straight game due to the issue. His next chance to play is Tuesday against the Nets.
Okafor (knees) is listed as out for Friday's game against the Suns.
Okafor will be sidelined for the second game in a row due to soreness in both of his knees. The 25-year-old is averaging just 10.0 minutes per game so far this season, so his absence shouldn't affect the rotation too much.
Okafor won't play Tuesday against the Jazz due to soreness in both of his knees.
Okafor's role has been up and down throughout the season, and it's not a guarantee that he plays on any given night. With him definitively out Tuesday, Isaiah Stewart could see more action.
Okafor (ankle) is available Friday against the Celtics, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.
Okafor has missed the past two games due to a sprained ankle, but he will take the court Friday. Over his first two appearances, he tallied 14 points, 11 rebounds and one assist in 33 minutes.
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