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50 Emeka Okafor C

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%1%
Key Stats
GPMIN/GPPGREB/GAST/GFG %
415.84.56.20.536.8

Player Updates

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Pelicans' Emeka Okafor: Will start Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor will get the start Wednesday against the Lakers, Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site reports.

After being initially reported he would return to the bench, Okafor will start his second consecutive game for the Pelicans. Okafor was productive in his last start, providing eight points and seven rebounds in 14 minutes, however Nikola Mirotic saw the bulk of the minutes, playing 29. This will likely be the case once again, limiting Okafor's fantasy value.

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Pelicans' Emeka Okafor: Returns to bench Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor will come off the bench as Nikola Mirotic returns to the starting lineup, Scott Kushner of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

Okafor's move to the starting lineup lasted just one game, as he returns the bench Wednesday. His move to the bench shouldn't be seen as a demotion, as his move into the starting lineup was a matchup-based decision. In his three games with the Pelicans, Okafor is averaging 5.0 points and 5.7 rebounds in 14.3 minutes.

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Pelicans' Emeka Okafor: Scores eight points Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor totaled eight points (4-10 FG), seven rebounds and one block across 14 minutes in Monday's 118-103 win over the Pistons.

Okafor earned his first start in nearly five years as the Pelicans tried to quell the Pistons' big men tandem. He flirted with a double-double with light usage, but mainly served the purposed of slowing Andre Drummond on the offensive end and getting the Pelicans a victory. Expect Okafor to head back to the bench with Nikola Mirotic playing well.

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Pelicans' Emeka Okafor: Starting at power forward Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor will pick up the start at power forward for Monday's game against the Pistons, Pelicans radio play-by-play announcer Sean Kelley reports.

Initial reports indicated that Nikola Mirotic would start as usual, though it now appears the Pelicans will be making a late switch. Instead, Okafor will draw the start in an attempt to add more of a defensive presence to the top unit, which sends Mirotic back to the bench. Despite picking up the start, it seems likely that Mirotic will still see the bulk of the workload, so the promotion may not mean a huge bump in usage for Okafor. Okafor posted four points, eight rebounds, two assists and four blocks across 20 minites Friday against the 76ers.

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Pelicans' Emeka Okafor: Plays nine minutes in season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor had three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 FT) and two rebounds in nine minutes during Monday's 133-109 loss to the Jazz.

Okafor made his season debut Monday, playing in his first NBA game (besides the preseason) since 2012-13. Fellow backup center Cheick Diallo saw 15 minutes while Anthony Davis played 35 minutes, so it seems that Pelicans' coach Alvin Gentry plans on pairing Davis with another big man for some stretches, especially when facing larger opposing lineups like the ones the Jazz trot out. Wednesday's matchup with the more up-tempo, small-ball Pacers might not provide the same opportunities for Okafor, but he could still see some time off the pine depending on how Diallo does.

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Last 7 Games
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Complete Game Log
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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2004-05Charlotte732600448100344.7010.020934360.9110515.1
2005-06Charlotte2687413131641.5000.08212565.634413.2
2006-07Charlotte67232939474053.2000.017529559.396314.4
2007-08Charlotte82271846086053.5000.021337457.0113313.8
2008-09Charlotte82269143377256.1000.021936959.3108513.2
2009-10New Orleans82237034865653.0000.015427456.285010.4
2010-11New Orleans72228730052457.3010.014525856.274510.3
2011-12New Orleans2778111421453.3000.0387451.42669.9
2012-13Washington79205232868747.7000.010919157.17659.7
TOTAL590187032956577251.2020.01344230358.4725612.3
More Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2004-05Charlotte73260079510.9640.9620.81251.7125
2005-06Charlotte2687426110.0311.2220.8501.953
2006-07Charlotte67232975711.3801.2570.91722.6111
2007-08Charlotte82271887610.7700.9620.81381.7164
2008-09Charlotte82269182710.1530.6480.61361.7144
2009-10New Orleans8223707429.0550.7540.71271.5111
2010-11New Orleans7222876849.5420.6400.61271.8119
2011-12New Orleans277812137.9240.9160.6261.037
2012-13Washington7920526928.8931.2450.6771.0107
TOTAL5901870358479.95120.94060.79781.7971
Postseason Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2010-11New Orleans6188203164.5000.041136.4447.3
TOTAL6188203164.5000.041136.4447.3
More Postseason Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2010-11New Orleans6188335.500.061.061.012
TOTAL6188335.500.061.061.012
College Career Shooting Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2001-02Connecticut34102110517859.0000.0579262.02677.9
2002-03Connecticut33108722138158.0000.08213759.952415.9
2003-04Connecticut36116626143659.9000.011321851.863517.6
TOTAL103327458799559.0000.025244756.4142613.8
More College Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2001-02Connecticut3410213069.0270.8260.81384.147
2002-03Connecticut33108737011.2180.5290.91564.775
2003-04Connecticut36116641511.5361.0361.01474.184
TOTAL1033274109110.6810.8910.94414.3206
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-10/255
Birthdate:
9/28/1982
Age:
36
Hometown:
Houston, TX, USA
Team:
New Orleans Pelicans
School:
Connecticut
NBA Experience:
9