EMEKA OKAFOR RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
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

Why Emeka Okafor is key trade asset for Suns

As momentum gathers for the NBA's Feb. 20 trade deadline, the Phoenix Suns hold one of the league's most valuable assets for deal partners wanting to save themselves several millions of dollars: the expiring – and insured – contract of injured center Emeka Okafor. Once Phoenix reached the midway point of its season on Wednesday with Okafor still sidelined with a neck...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Okafor's outlook hasn't improved

Many will assume the reason the Wizards executed this trade for Marcin Gortat is that the status of Emeka Okafor's herniated disk looks more dire than they'll admit. And that assumption would be correct. CSN Washington has learned that the Wizards had talked about making the swap with the Phoenix Suns before, but the deal was fast-tracked over the last three or four days...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Wizards' Emeka Okafor out indefinitely with neck injury

The Washington Wizards announced yesterday that center Emeka Okafor is out indefinitely due to a neck injury. A recent MRI diagnosed the ailment as a herniated cervical disc in Okafor's neck, and it's unclear how long the injury will sideline the Wizards' center, according to J. Michael of CSN Washington.Okafor described the injury and why he's optimistic despite...
Via NBA Injury News
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Emeka Okafor says Wizards Record doesn’t Reflect their Ability

  Emeka Okafor says Wizards Record doesn’t Reflect their Ability The Washington Wizards are just 8-29 at this point in the season. A record that by no means indicates that they’re a team to be reckoned with or have playoff aspirations. However, if you look closely things have begun to change in Washington with the return of point guard John Wall. Winning 4 out of their last...
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 20, 2013  |  Discuss
EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER

Emeka Okafor was too tall for Six Flags ride

And now, we bring you the sad story of a very tall man. Emeka Okafor and his Washington Wizards teammates recently took a trip to Six Flags. I’m guessing many of you can relate to the feeling of being told you can’t ride a roller coaster because you are too short. Whether it was at age 6, 7, 10 or maybe last year, most of us have been there at some point. Being too tall to ride...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Emeka Okafor continues to be a very underrated center for the New Orleands Hornets

29-year old center Emeka Okafor is a darn solid NBA center.  He played in 72 games (all starts) for the Hornets last year and he averaged 31.8 minutes, 10.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 1.8 blocked shots per game.  Okafor has now played in 484 games (480 starts) in his career so far in the NBA and he is averaging 32.8 minutes, 12.9 points, 10.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists and...
Via Hornets Locker
December 05, 2011  |  Discuss
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