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Emeka Okafor | Center | #50

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/28/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 260
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (2) / CHA
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Emeka Okafor started on Wednesday and had eight rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes of action, adding three points on 1-of-4 FGs and 1-of-2 FTs.
Alvin Gentry said before the game that he'll tweak his lineups based upon matchups -- some nights Okafor will start, while other nights it will be Nikola Mirotic. Okafor's minutes aren't likely to exceed 20 per game in a best-case scenario, which eliminates any potential fantasy appeal. Feb 15 - 12:24 AM

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Nikola Mirotic came off the bench on Wednesday for 16 points on 7-of-17 shooting, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

Mirotic was initially reported as a starter tonight, but at the last second Emeka Okafor took his spot. New Orleans will vary the lineup based on matchups, according to coach Alvin Gentry, but Mirotic's minutes and touches should be safe regardless -- he logged 30 minutes tonight. He's a solid 'hold' and should only get better as he builds chemistry with his new team.
Feb 15 - 12:24 AM

Updating a previous report, Nikola Mirotic will come off the bench again on Wednesday with Emeka Okafor starting at center.

This was a last-second switch after Mirotic was previously reported to be starting. It shouldn't impact either player's minutes much, however, so there aren't any big swings for fantasy value.
Feb 14 - 8:13 PM

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