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Emeka Okafor
PPG RPG APG
4.4 4.6 0.3
Team: New OrleansHeight: 6-11 Born: 9/28/1982
Position: CWeight: 260 Birthplace: Houston, Texas
College: ConnecticutDraft: 1st Round 2nd pick by Bobcats (2004)


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Apr. 19 7:54 PM PT8:54 PM MT9:54 PM CT10:54 PM ET2:54 GMT10:54 7:54 PM MST9:54 PM EST6:54 UAE (+1)04:5422:54 ET9:54 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor did not score Thursday, going 0 of 1 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans topped the Portland Trail Blazers 119-102. Okafor did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -8 in his 3:36 of playing time.
Apr. 10 9:07 PM PT10:07 PM MT11:07 PM CT12:07 AM ET4:07 GMT12:07 9:07 PM MST11:07 PM EST8:07 UAE06:070:07 ET11:07 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored three points Monday, going 1 of 2 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 113-100. Okafor grabbed two rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -11 in his 5:45 on the floor.
Apr. 6 8:58 PM PT9:58 PM MT10:58 PM CT11:58 PM ET3:58 GMT11:58 8:58 PM MST10:58 PM EST7:58 UAE (+1)05:5823:58 ET10:58 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored two points Friday on 1-of-1 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans topped the Phoenix Suns 122-103. Okafor pulled down one rebound and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 6:05 of playing time.
Apr. 4 8:12 PM PT9:12 PM MT10:12 PM CT11:12 PM ET3:12 GMT11:12 8:12 PM MST10:12 PM EST7:12 UAE (+1)05:1223:12 ET10:12 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored two points Wednesday, going 1 of 1 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 123-95. Okafor grabbed five rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -1 in his 4:02 on the floor. He tacked on one steal.
Apr. 1 4:46 PM PT5:46 PM MT6:46 PM CT7:46 PM ET23:46 GMT7:46 4:46 PM MST6:46 PM EST3:46 UAE (+1)01:4619:46 ET6:46 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor went scoreless Sunday, going 0 of 1 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-104. Okafor pulled down four rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 13:25 on the floor.
Mar. 30 6:27 PM PT7:27 PM MT8:27 PM CT9:27 PM ET1:27 GMT9:27 6:27 PM MST8:27 PM EST5:27 UAE (+1)03:2721:27 ET8:27 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored two points Friday, going 1 of 2 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-102. Okafor grabbed two rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 3:22 of playing time.
Mar. 27 6:37 PM PT7:37 PM MT8:37 PM CT9:37 PM ET1:37 GMT9:37 6:37 PM MST8:37 PM EST5:37 UAE (+1)03:3721:37 ET8:37 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored six points Tuesday on 2-of-4 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 107-103. Okafor pulled down nine rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +11 in his 15:26 on the floor.
Mar. 24 6:18 PM PT7:18 PM MT8:18 PM CT9:18 PM ET1:18 GMT9:18 6:18 PM MST8:18 PM EST5:18 UAE (+1)02:1821:18 ET7:18 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored two points Saturday on 1-of-3 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans fell to the Houston Rockets 114-91. Okafor grabbed two rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +1 in his 8:03 on the floor.
Mar. 22 6:53 PM PT7:53 PM MT8:53 PM CT9:53 PM ET1:53 GMT9:53 6:53 PM MST8:53 PM EST5:53 UAE (+1)02:5321:53 ET7:53 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored two points Thursday, going 1 of 3 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans topped the Los Angeles Lakers 128-125. Okafor grabbed six rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -12 in his 20:22 of playing time. He added two blocks and one steal.
Mar. 21 6:50 PM PT7:50 PM MT8:50 PM CT9:50 PM ET1:50 GMT9:50 6:50 PM MST8:50 PM EST5:50 UAE (+1)02:5021:50 ET7:50 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor did not score Wednesday on 0-of-4 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans topped the Indiana Pacers 96-92. Okafor grabbed two rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -4 in his 9:10 of playing time. He added two blocks.
Mar. 20 6:18 PM PT7:18 PM MT8:18 PM CT9:18 PM ET1:18 GMT9:18 6:18 PM MST8:18 PM EST5:18 UAE (+1)02:1821:18 ET7:18 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor did not score Tuesday as the New Orleans Pelicans topped the Dallas Mavericks 115-105. Okafor pulled down one rebound and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 5:11 on the floor. He added one steal.
Mar. 18 4:36 PM PT5:36 PM MT6:36 PM CT7:36 PM ET23:36 GMT7:36 4:36 PM MST6:36 PM EST3:36 UAE (+1)00:3619:36 ET5:36 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored eight points Sunday on 4-of-4 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans topped the Boston Celtics 108-89. Okafor pulled down seven rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +1 in his 17:20 of playing time. He added one block.
Mar. 17 5:31 PM PT6:31 PM MT7:31 PM CT8:31 PM ET0:31 GMT8:31 5:31 PM MST7:31 PM EST4:31 UAE (+1)01:3120:31 ET6:31 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor did not score Saturday on 0-of-4 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans fell to the Houston Rockets 107-101. Okafor pulled down two rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -2 in his 10:44 on the floor. He added one block.
Mar. 15 7:31 PM PT8:31 PM MT9:31 PM CT10:31 PM ET2:31 GMT10:31 7:31 PM MST9:31 PM EST6:31 UAE (+1)03:3122:31 ET8:31 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored six points Thursday, going 2 of 4 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans fell to the San Antonio Spurs 98-93. Okafor pulled down five rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -2 in his 11:34 on the floor.
Mar. 13 6:25 PM PT7:25 PM MT8:25 PM CT9:25 PM ET1:25 GMT9:25 6:25 PM MST8:25 PM EST5:25 UAE (+1)02:2521:25 ET7:25 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored 14 points Tuesday on 7-of-14 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans topped the Charlotte Hornets 119-115. Okafor pulled down eight rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -6 in his 26:19 of playing time. He tacked on three steals.
Mar. 11 2:58 PM PT3:58 PM MT4:58 PM CT5:58 PM ET21:58 GMT5:58 2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST1:58 UAE (+1)22:5817:58 ET3:58 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored 11 points Sunday, going 5 of 6 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans fell to the Utah Jazz 116-99. Okafor pulled down six rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -14 in his 18:27 on the floor. He added one block.
Mar. 9 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET3:39 GMT11:39 8:39 PM MST10:39 PM EST7:39 UAE (+1)04:3922:39 ET9:39 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored six points Friday on 2-of-2 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans fell to the Washington Wizards 116-97. Okafor grabbed two rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -7 in his 20:50 of playing time. He added two blocks.
Mar. 7 9:13 PM PT10:13 PM MT11:13 PM CT12:13 AM ET5:13 GMT13:13 10:13 PM MST12:13 AM EST9:13 UAE06:130:13 ET11:13 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored nine points Tuesday, going 4 of 6 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans topped the Los Angeles Clippers 121-116. Okafor pulled down seven rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +22 in his 21:14 on the floor. He added three blocks and one steal.
Mar. 7 8:26 PM PT9:26 PM MT10:26 PM CT11:26 PM ET4:26 GMT12:26 9:26 PM MST11:26 PM EST8:26 UAE05:2623:26 ET10:26 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored five points Wednesday on 2-of-2 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans topped the Sacramento Kings 114-101. Okafor grabbed six rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +6 in his 16:32 on the floor.
Mar. 4 1:38 PM PT2:38 PM MT3:38 PM CT4:38 PM ET21:38 GMT5:38 2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST1:38 UAE (+1)22:3816:38 ET3:38 PM CTNaN:� - Okafor is available to play Tuesday against the Clippers after sitting out Sunday with an ankle injury.
Analysis: Okafor had started six straight games before not playing in Dallas, but he averaged 4.8 points with 5.5 rebounds in that span.
Feb. 28 7:27 PM PT8:27 PM MT9:27 PM CT10:27 PM ET3:27 GMT11:27 8:27 PM MST10:27 PM EST7:27 UAE (+1)04:2722:27 ET9:27 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor did not score Wednesday on 0-of-1 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the San Antonio Spurs 121-116. Okafor grabbed one rebound and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -3 in his 4:13 on the floor.
Feb. 26 3:40 PM PT4:40 PM MT5:40 PM CT6:40 PM ET23:40 GMT7:40 4:40 PM MST6:40 PM EST3:40 UAE (+1)00:4018:40 ET5:40 PM CTNaN:� - The New Orleans Pelicans have signed Okafor through the rest of the season. Terms of the contract, announced by the club before Monday's night's game against Phoenix, have not been disclosed.
Analysis: The 6-foot-10 Okafor had been out of the NBA since 2013 because of a herniated disk in his neck before making a comeback this year. The Pelicans brought the 35-year-old back to the NBA on Feb. 3, signing him out of the G League on a 10-day contract. The former UConn star has played in six games for New Orleans, starting four, and is averaging 3.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 16.2 minutes per game.
Feb. 26 7:22 PM PT8:22 PM MT9:22 PM CT10:22 PM ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST7:22 UAE (+1)04:2222:22 ET9:22 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored 14 points Monday, going 5 of 5 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans topped the Phoenix Suns 125-116. Okafor grabbed four rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +8 in his 18:32 on the floor. He added one block and one steal.
Feb. 25 2:07 PM PT3:07 PM MT4:07 PM CT5:07 PM ET22:07 GMT6:07 3:07 PM MST5:07 PM EST2:07 UAE (+1)23:0717:07 ET4:07 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored two points Sunday on 1-of-3 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans topped the Milwaukee Bucks 123-121 in overtime. Okafor grabbed six rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 15:42 of playing time.
Feb. 23 8:02 PM PT9:02 PM MT10:02 PM CT11:02 PM ET4:02 GMT12:02 9:02 PM MST11:02 PM EST8:02 UAE05:0223:02 ET10:02 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored two points Friday on 1-of-4 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans topped the Miami Heat 124-123 in overtime. Okafor pulled down seven rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +1 in his 17:45 on the floor. He added five blocks.
Feb. 14 6:37 PM PT7:37 PM MT8:37 PM CT9:37 PM ET2:37 GMT10:37 7:37 PM MST9:37 PM EST6:37 UAE (+1)03:3721:37 ET8:37 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored three points Wednesday on 1-of-4 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 139-117. Okafor pulled down eight rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +17 in his 20:19 on the floor. He added two blocks.
Feb. 12 2:55 PM PT3:55 PM MT4:55 PM CT5:55 PM ET22:55 GMT6:55 3:55 PM MST5:55 PM EST2:55 UAE (+1)23:5517:55 ET4:55 PM CTNaN:� - Okafor will start in place of Nikola Mirotic for the Pelicans on Monday.
Analysis: Okafor has totaled seven points in his last two games, so we'll see if he puts up biggest numbers in a starting role.
Feb. 12 5:57 PM PT6:57 PM MT7:57 PM CT8:57 PM ET1:57 GMT9:57 6:57 PM MST8:57 PM EST5:57 UAE (+1)02:5720:57 ET7:57 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored eight points Monday on 4-of-10 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Detroit Pistons 118-103. Okafor pulled down seven rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -5 in his 13:51 on the floor. He added one block.
Feb. 9 5:42 PM PT6:42 PM MT7:42 PM CT8:42 PM ET1:42 GMT9:42 6:42 PM MST8:42 PM EST5:42 UAE (+1)02:4220:42 ET7:42 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored four points Friday on 1-of-3 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans fell to the Philadelphia 76ers 100-82. Okafor grabbed eight rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +11 in his 20:24 on the floor. He added four blocks.
Feb. 5 6:41 PM PT7:41 PM MT8:41 PM CT9:41 PM ET2:41 GMT10:41 7:41 PM MST9:41 PM EST6:41 UAE (+1)03:4121:41 ET8:41 PM CTNaN:� - Emeka Okafor scored three points Monday, going 1 of 2 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans lost to the Utah Jazz 133-109. Okafor grabbed two rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -12 in his 8:38 on the floor.

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