Emeka Okafor RUMORS & NEWS

  • Why Emeka Okafor is key trade asset for Suns

    Yahoo! Sports "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..." January 28

  • Okafor's outlook hasn't improved

    CSN Washington "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..." October 27

  • Suns trade Gortat, Brown, Marshall to Wizards for Okafor

    SB Nation "The teams will swap centers and other assets in a trade that lands Phoenix a protected first-round pick in next year's draft. The Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards have completed a trade that will send Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown, Kendall Marshall and Malcolm Lee to Washington in exchange..." October 25

  • Wizards’ Emeka Okafor recovering from neck injury

    Washington Post "While the Wizards continue to figure out how to carry on without him Emeka Okafor is rehabilitating and recovering under the supervision of a cervical spine specialist in New York. Out indefinitely with a herniated disk in his neck Okafor participated in Wizards media day festivities and the..." October 07

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    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

    Wizards center Emeka Okafor has been diagnosed with a herniated disk in his neck and is out indefinitely team says.

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    Chris Miller @

    Trevor Ariza out tonight vs. Warriors w/flu, Beal and Price also out, Okafor will play #WizardsTalk

  • Randy Wittman explains why Emeka Okafor sat in the 4th quarter

    Bullets Forever "The hot-button issue of the Washington Wizards' 96-85 loss to the Detroit Pistons is clear: why did Emeka Okafor, who scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the first three quarters, sit throughout the fourth? Wizards coach Randy Wittman offered this explanation after the game. Via..." February 14

  • Wizards' Emeka Okafor begins to make his presence felt

    Washington Post "The questions about why the Washington Wizards decided to add Emeka Okafor last summer were raised throughout his first three games with the team, but the answers have started to come in the past two — especially during an 89-85 loss Saturday in Indianapolis. The 6-foot-10 Okafor was a physical..." November 13

  • Emeka Okafor anxious to make Wizards debut

    Washington Post "Emeka Okafor hasn't appeared in an NBA game since Feb. 10, but that eight month waiting period is about to end when the Wizards play their only home preseason game – and he makes his debut with a new team – on Thursday against the New York Knicks. "It's been a long time," Okafor said after..." October 11

  • Emeka Okafor willingly accepts leadership role with Wizards

    Washington Post "After trading for Nene last March, the Washington Wizards quickly learned the value of having an experienced player who can make significant contirbutions on the court. The younger players benefited from Nene's basketball acumen, listened to his advice, elevated their games by competing against..." October 07

  • Wizards' Emeka Okafor: 'It can be a nice season again'

    Washington Post "Dressed in a red polo shirt and green camouflage shorts, Emeka Okafor sat with Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld on Saturday to watch his new team take on the Houston Rockets in the NBA summer league. Okafor had never traveled to Las Vegas for summer league until last weekend, but he wanted to..." July 17

  • New Orleans Hornets trade of Emeka Okafor opens door to drafting Tyler Zeller

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The thought of rookie twin towers - say, Kentucky forward Anthony Davis and North Carolina center Tyler Zeller - is one that should grow on Hornets fans. Because that's likely what New Orleans is leaning toward in the NBA draft next week. New Orleans' trade with Washington on Wednesday sent..." June 21

  • Hornets center Emeka Okafor is showing a much-improved shooting touch

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Searching for a ray of sunshine in what has been an overcast season for the New Orleans Hornets, one need look no further than the list of the NBA's leaders in field-goal percentage. Sitting in the eighth spot, converting 53.6 percent from the field, is New Orleans center Emeka Okafor, the only..." February 08

  • Emeka Okafor's struggles continue against Lakers

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After five playoff games against the two-time defending champion Lakers, New Orleans Hornets center Emeka Okafor still is struggling to find his way. Okafor, listed at 6 feet 10, has been hindered by foul problems and has struggled to make an impact against 7-footers Andrew Bynum and Pau..." April 28

  • Emeka Okafor not expected to play tonight

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Hornets Coach Monty Williams said he doesn't foresee injured starting center Emeka Okafor playing tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers. Okafor, who has missed the past nine games with a sprained left oblique muscle, had practiced the past two days, including going through..." February 23

  • Hornets center Emeka Okafor eager to return

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Hornets center Emeka Okafor, in street clothes during a regular-season NBA game for the first time in 3 1/2 years, admitted he had found the circumstance to be somewhat disconcerting. "It's all quite new, to be honest," said Okafor, who is expected to miss the next one to three..." February 02

  • Emeka Okafor will end streak of 306 consecutive NBA games tonight

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "It has been 3 1/2 seasons, a total of 306 consecutive regular-season games, since New Orleans Hornets center Emeka Okafor has not played in an NBA contest. But he'll miss tonight's home game against the Washington Wizards with a left oblique strain, the team announced Monday night. Okafor..." February 01