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After a very steady year in Washington, Okafor sure had a dramatic early autumn. First, in late September, he was diagnosed with a herniated C4 cervical disk in his neck and labeled as "out indefinitely". Then in late October the Wizards moved Okafor and his expiring contra...

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STATUS:  Out For Season    INJURY:  Neck    EST. RETURN:  7/1/2014
HT: 6' 10"   WT: 257 lbs   DOB: 9/28/1982  College: Connecticut
DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #2 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Traded to the Suns in October of 2013.

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Okafor (neck) continues to rehab, but he'll be unable to take the court this season, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Emeka Okafor NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 21 73 35.6 15.1 10.9 0.9 0.8 1.7 0.0 44.7 60.9 1.7 3.8 7.1 0.0 0.0 6.1 13.7 2.9 4.7
2005-06 22 26 33.6 13.2 10.0 1.2 0.8 1.9 0.0 41.5 65.6 2.0 3.6 6.4 0.0 0.0 5.0 12.2 3.2 4.8
2006-07 23 67 34.8 14.4 11.3 1.2 0.9 2.6 0.0 53.2 59.3 1.7 3.9 7.4 0.0 0.0 5.9 11.0 2.6 4.4
2007-08 24 82 33.1 13.8 10.7 0.9 0.8 1.7 0.0 53.5 57.0 2.0 3.1 7.6 0.0 0.0 5.6 10.5 2.6 4.6
2008-09 25 82 32.8 13.2 10.1 0.6 0.6 1.7 0.0 56.1 59.3 1.8 3.4 6.7 0.0 0.0 5.3 9.4 2.7 4.5
2009-10 26 82 28.9 10.4 9.0 0.7 0.7 1.5 0.0 53.0 56.2 1.4 3.1 6.0 0.0 0.0 4.2 8.0 1.9 3.3
2010-11 27 NOP 72 31.8 10.3 9.5 0.6 0.6 1.8 0.0 57.3 56.2 1.7 3.2 6.3 0.0 0.0 4.2 7.3 2.0 3.6
2011-12 28 NOP 27 28.9 9.9 7.9 0.9 0.6 1.0 0.0 53.3 51.4 1.4 2.6 5.3 0.0 0.0 4.2 7.9 1.4 2.7
2012-13 29 WAS 79 26.0 9.7 8.8 1.2 0.6 1.0 0.0 47.7 57.1 1.4 2.5 6.2 0.0 0.0 4.2 8.7 1.4 2.4
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Emeka Okafor NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 21 73 36.0 15.3 11.0 0.9 0.9 1.7 0.0 44.7 60.9 1.7 3.8 7.2 0.0 0.0 6.2 13.9 2.9 4.7
2005-06 22 26 36.0 14.2 10.8 1.3 0.9 2.1 0.0 41.5 65.6 2.2 3.9 6.9 0.0 0.0 5.4 13.0 3.4 5.1
2006-07 23 67 36.0 14.9 11.7 1.2 0.9 2.7 0.0 53.2 59.3 1.7 4.0 7.7 0.0 0.0 6.1 11.4 2.7 4.6
2007-08 24 82 36.0 15.0 11.6 0.9 0.8 1.8 0.0 53.5 57.0 2.2 3.4 8.2 0.0 0.0 6.1 11.4 2.8 5.0
2008-09 25 82 36.0 14.5 11.1 0.7 0.6 1.8 0.0 56.1 59.3 1.9 3.7 7.4 0.0 0.0 5.8 10.3 2.9 4.9
2009-10 26 82 36.0 12.9 11.3 0.8 0.8 1.9 0.0 53.0 56.2 1.7 3.8 7.5 0.0 0.0 5.3 10.0 2.3 4.2
2010-11 27 NOP 72 36.0 11.7 10.8 0.7 0.6 2.0 0.0 57.3 56.2 1.9 3.6 7.1 0.0 0.0 4.7 8.2 2.3 4.1
2011-12 28 NOP 27 36.0 12.3 9.8 1.1 0.7 1.2 0.0 53.3 51.4 1.7 3.2 6.6 0.0 0.0 5.3 9.9 1.8 3.4
2012-13 29 WAS 79 36.0 13.4 12.1 1.6 0.8 1.4 0.0 47.7 57.1 1.9 3.5 8.6 0.0 0.0 5.8 12.1 1.9 3.4
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Emeka Okafor NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 21 73 2600 1105 795 64 62 125 0 44.7 60.9 125 275 520 1 0.0 448 1003 209 343
2005-06 22 26 874 344 261 31 22 50 0 41.5 65.6 53 94 167 0 0.0 131 316 82 125
2006-07 23 67 2329 963 757 80 57 172 0 53.2 59.3 111 258 499 0 0.0 394 740 175 295
2007-08 24 82 2718 1133 876 70 62 138 0 53.5 57.0 164 255 621 0 0.0 460 860 213 374
2008-09 25 82 2691 1085 827 53 48 136 0 56.1 59.3 144 275 552 0 0.0 433 772 219 369
2009-10 26 82 2367 850 742 55 54 127 0 53.0 56.2 111 251 491 0 0.0 348 656 154 274
2010-11 27 NOP 72 2287 745 684 42 40 127 0 57.3 56.2 119 230 454 1 0.0 300 524 145 258
2011-12 28 NOP 27 781 266 213 24 16 26 0 53.3 51.4 37 70 143 0 0.0 114 214 38 74
2012-13 29 WAS 79 2052 765 692 93 45 77 0 47.7 57.1 107 199 493 0 0.0 328 687 109 191
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Emeka Okafor NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 21 73 35.6 47.9 44.7 4.8 9.3 0.5 18.3
2005-06 22 26 33.6 46.4 41.5 6.8 11.6 0.6 16.4
2006-07 23 67 34.8 55.4 53.2 7.5 10.5 0.7 21.7
2007-08 24 82 33.1 55.3 53.5 5.6 13.0 0.4 19.0
2008-09 25 82 32.8 58.1 56.1 4.7 12.7 0.4 18.5
2009-10 26 82 28.9 54.7 53.0 5.8 11.8 0.5 15.7
2010-11 27 NOP 72 31.8 58.4 57.3 5.3 14.9 0.4 16.4
2011-12 28 NOP 27 28.9 53.9 53.3 7.8 12.0 0.6 13.8
2012-13 29 WAS 79 26.0 49.6 47.7 9.6 11.0 0.9 14.2
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Emeka Okafor: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Okafor is due to have his herniated disk in his neck reevaluated sometime in January, the Arizona Republic reported back in November.

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Okafor will continue rehabilitating his neck in New York for the next month, after which he'll be evaluated, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Okafor (neck) may not be back before January, CSN Washington reports. The herniated disc in his neck is worse than initially thought.

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Okafor (neck) was traded to the Suns by the Wizards on Friday, Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Okafor has begun rehab for his injured neck, the Wizards' official site report.

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Okafor, who has been diagnosed with a herniated disc in his neck, is not considering retirement and hopes to return this season, Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Okafor will be out indefinitely with a neck injury.

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Okafor averaged 9.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.0 block per game in his 2012-13 campaign, his first season with the Wizards.

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Okafor has been ruled out for the Wizards' season finale against the Bulls, the Washington Post reports.

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Okafor left Monday's game with a sprained ankle and he will not be returning, the Washington Post reports.

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Okafor (shoulder) started and played 22 minutes Tuesday night in Washington's loss to New York. He finished with four points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes.

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Okafor suffered a mild sprain in his non-shooting arm Sunday night, but he did not require any tests and could play against the Knicks on Tuesday, CSN Washington reports.

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2012-13

The Wizards were in the lower half of the league in rebounding, so the acquisition of Okafor is a plus. He missed most of last season due to injury so the Wizards are hoping that he stays injury-free and averages a double-double as he has in five of his eight seasons. Okafor also brings defense to Washington that the Wizards sorely lacked last season. The combination of Nene and Okafor on the floor will definitely help the Wizards on the glass.

2011-12

The former No. 2 overall pick was one of the more consistent double-double threats in the NBA through his first five seasons with Charlotte, but his production has dropped off a bit in his two seasons since joining New Orleans. The 29-year-old center averaged 10.4 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 2010-11 - numbers that are nearly identical to his 2009-10 campaign when he was seeing three fewer minutes of run per game. One positive from playing in New Orleans, however, is getting feeds from all-world point guard Chris Paul who helped Okafor shoot a career-best 57.3 percent from the floor last season. Unfortunately the same canít be said about Okaforís free-throw percentage, which was below 60.0 percent (56.2) for the fourth consecutive season. While Okaforís offense appears to have leveled off these past two seasons, he actually has some upside in that area going forward. With David West set for free agency once the NBA lockout ends, Okafor could end up being the Hornetsí primary low-post option by default. Even if West re-signs with New Orleans, Okafor will be a decent double-double option who contributes in blocks, but the likelihood of West leaving makes Okafor as appealing of a fantasy option as heís been since joining the Hornets.

2010-11

During his first year in New Orleans last season, Okafor saw his minutes drop and as a result, produced career-lows across the board, including ppg (10.4), rpg (9.1) and bpg (1.6) while shooting 56.2 percent from the line. After displaying serious durability concerns over his first three years in the league, Okafor has remarkably missed zero games over the past three seasons. Even in a down year in 2009-10, Okafor was hardly without value, and it's safe to expect a bounce back in rebounding and scoring this season. Still, his low post game simply has never developed offensively, and it's safe to say Okafor has failed to live up to his expectations coming out of UCONN (to think, some thought he should be taken ahead of Dwight Howard at the time). Although it's probably at the Hornets' chagrin (he has four years and $52 million left on his contract), Okafor is locked in as New Orleans' starting center.

2009-10

Okafor proved for the third consecutive season that heís a walking double-double, pouring in 13.2 ppg and grabbing 10.1 boards per game. More importantly, the former Huskie managed to play in all 82 games for the second straight year, squashing durability concerns that followed him after injuries sidelined him in college and during his second year. Okafor was traded to New Orleans for Tyson Chandler this offseason, teaming him with all-world point guard Chris Paul. Expect Paulís court vision and crisp passing to improve Okaforís offense, especially his field-goal percentage which was already at a healthy 50.6 percent for his career. Unfortunately, Paulís presence wonít aid Okafor at the free-throw line, where he shot just 59.4 percent in 2008-09. Despite being undersized, Okafor is a monster on the defensive end of the court, holding his own in one-on-one situations and excelling in help coverage. His aggressiveness on defense end led to 1.7 blocks per game last season, but he was still able to avoid foul trouble thanks to great timing. The move to New Orleans should benefit Okaforís all-around game. His defensive numbers should translate to the new squad, as heíll assume the role of defensive anchor for the Hornets, and Okaforís offense will see a slight boost across the board thanks to Paulís ability to create for his teammates.

2008-09

Despite some of his counting numbers declining last season, Okafor took a major step forward by proving that he is physically able to start all 82 games of an NBA season after missing 71 over the previous two years. Okafor used his athleticism and excellent timing to post strong defensive numbers (10.7 rpg, 1.7 bpg, .8 spg) while also contributing to the offensive end. Okafor also set a new career high in field-goal percentage (53.4) on his way to a solid 13.8 ppg. His glaring weakness is at the line, where he has declined in each of the last few seasons to a career-low 57 percent Ė a rate that can cripple fantasy teams. That said, new Bobcats coach Larry Brown has plenty of experience getting big numbers out of defensive-minded big men (Dikembe Mutombo in Philadelphia, Ben Wallace in Detroit), and that bodes well for Okafor to strengthen his role as anchor for the defense.

2007-08

Okafor took a big step forward last season, setting new career-highs in all of the defensive categories (11.3 rpg, 2.6 bpg, .9 spg) while coming into his own on the offensive end as well. With improved strength and a polished post-up game, Okafor obliterated his previous career high in field-goal percentage by almost 10 percent (53.2) on his way to a solid 14.4 ppg. Durability continues to be a concern, as Okafor missed 15 games due to a variety of injuries. But even that can be considered an improvement, as he missed 56 the year before. With their draft night trade for Jason Richardson the Bobcats have signaled their intent to move from expansion team to playoff hopeful, and they have the pieces to have a diversified perimeter offense this season. That bodes well for Okafor, as the paint should be open for him to continue his offensive improvement while maintaining his role as anchor for the defense.

2006-07

After an ankle injury limited him to only 26 games last year, the key to Okaforís outlook for this season is staying healthy. Okafor is a solid 6-10, 255-pound big man that plays primarily on the inside with his back to the basket. Heís not overly skilled on offense, but defensively is an excellent rebounder and shotblocker that also kicks in almost a steal per game. After averaging 15.1 ppg on 45% FG shooting as a rookie, Okaforís numbers were down to 13.2 ppg and 42% shooting last year before he went down with the injury, due in part to the lack of other options on the Bobcats. But Charlotte drafted NCAA scoring champ Adam Morrison last summer, and Morrison, combined with the emergence of Ray Felton and Gerald Wallace after Okafor got hurt, should solve that problem.

2005-06

Okafor had an outstanding rookie season, averaging 15 points, nearly 11 rebounds,and 1.7 blocks per game, with 47 double-doubles. It remains to be seen how the Bobcats are going to find adequate minutes for Primoz Brezec and first-round draft pick Sean May; Okafor could see some more time at center when May enters the game, which could give him more value depending on your league's eligibility rules. Okafor's ceiling is probably not quite as high as Dwight Howard's, but the ex-UConn star should be a consistent rebounding and shot-blocking threat for years to come, with just enough scoring to make him a valuable fantasy commodity. Just be aware that his low-60s free-throw percentage will hurt you.

2004-05

Okafor played his final season at Connecticut like a man among boys. Unfortunately, he wonít be matching up with the likes of Mohamed Diakite any more - even in the size-challenged Eastern Conference, they grow 'em bigger in the NBA than they do in the Big East. The best-case scenario for Okafor: a young Alonzo Mourning - all power and swagger, with the ability to win an NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. One red flag - back trouble... something you never like to see in a guy in his early twenties. As perhaps the only viable option on the expansion Bobcats, Okafor should make a fantasy impact right away - 16 points, nine rebounds and two blocks should be well within reach.

2003-04

Okafor is strong, athletic, quick, and a very good leaper. He's a big-time shot blocker and a very aggressive rebounder. In the past he's struggled some on the offensive end, but this year he's been dominant there, too. He's developed a nice 10-foot jumper and has been looking for his shot more. Comparisons have been drawn to Alonzo Mourning. Okafor is considered the most NBA-ready player in the 2004 draft. He is a consensus top two pick, if not the consensus number one.