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EMEKA OKAFOR RUMORS & GOSSIP

Emeka Okafor might delay his comeback

Big man and former No. 2 pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, Emeka Okafor, is thinking about delaying his comeback to the NBA after suffering a herniated disk in his neck. He is “healthy” according to a source, but he doesn’t want to rush back into playing so that he can work on his strength and conditioning. The 32-year old averaged 9.7 points and 8.8 boards in 26 minutes per game...
Via Crossover Chronicles
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers interested in Emeka Okafor

Can the Heat block the Cavs from stealing away yet another free agent? Mandatory Credit: Associated Press The Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers may have to compete over yet another free agent. Emeka Okafor isn’t LeBron James, but he’s the best of what’s available in the free agency market. He may have missed all of the 2013-14 season, but Okafor is a hot commodity. ...
Via The Sports Journal
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs, Heat eye off Okafor

Photo Credit: excelsm.com   Emeka Okafor missed the entirety of last season, but he still finds himself a man in high demand. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, almost half the league is interested in acquiring the 31 year old centre. Okafor would likely not sign a deal until mid-season while recovering from a herniated disk. Half the league has registered interest in Okafor, but...
Via Pass The Pill
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Emeka Okafor Receives Interest From Cavaliers, Heat

Emeka Okafor has received interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat among roughly half of the NBA's teams, according to sources. Okafor, however, is unlikely to sign with a team until midseason as he continues to heal from a herniated disk. "He'll be in high demand when he's back," one source said. Okafor suffered his injury during preseason last year and was subsequently...
Via RealGM
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns' Emeka Okafor will not play the rest of the season

The Phoenix Suns entered the All-Star break with a 30-21 record, good for a second place in the Pacific Division behind the Los Angeles Clippers.  Although guard Goran Dragic is having a career season and leading the team in scoring at 20.3 points per game, he likely wont be the most talked about Suns' player over the next few weeks. That honor may go to Emeka Okafor, who is in...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Suns, Lakers discussing Pau Gasol deal

The Phoenix Suns are playing good basketball in 2013-14, despite many feeling as if they’d be one bottom feeders out west this season. The fact remains that these Suns have done a lot with just a little this season, as many developing players have stepped up, and made big impacts on a growing team. A piece the Suns may be missing, in their pursuit to go from mediocre, to force...
Via Pass The Pill
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Emeka Okafor: the largest chip at the deadline?

Emeka Okafor has not played all season, sidelined with a neck injury. He probably will not see the floor at all this season, yet could be the most prized possession of the trade deadline. We have discussed an Okafor deal here before, but yesterday Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports told us why things will get even more interesting. Now that the Suns have reached the halfway point...
Via Celtics Life
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns Holding Valued Trade Asset In Emeka Okafor's Insured Contract

When the Phoenix Suns reached the midway point of its season and Emeka Okafor still out with a neck injury, an insurance policy began to take over payment on 80 percent of the remaining $14.4 million on his 13-14 contact. Okafor's contract has become one of the most valuable assets for trade partners seeking significant savings. A team dealing for Okafor would receive an insurance...
Via RealGM
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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