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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

Emeka Okafor To Join Cleveland Cavaliers?

Cleveland Cavaliers are heavily rumored to sign free agent, Emeka Okafor, 31, in a one-year deal which will see the former UConn Huskie actively commence competition circa mid-season during the NBA 2014-15 regular season; the Houston native missed the entirety of the NBA 2013-14 season due to a severe neck ailment. Interest around the NBA has remained relatively strong...
Via Overtime
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs, Heat eye off Okafor

Photo Credit:   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

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

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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