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Emeka Okafor #50 - C


  • Age: 31
  • DOB: 1982/09/28
  • POB: Houston, TX
  • Height: 6-10 Weight: 255lbs
  • NBA Seasons: 9
  • Drafted by Charlotte in 2004 (1/2).
  • Current Status: Off season

Career Stats

2011-12New OrleansNBA272728.953.3%-51.4%
2010-11New OrleansNBA727231.857.3%0%56.2%
2009-10New OrleansNBA828228.953%-56.2%

Career Playoff Stats

2011-12New OrleansNBA--------------
2010-11New OrleansNBA6631.364.5%-36.4%
2009-10New OrleansNBA--------------

Scouting Report

AssetsA dominant inside force, especially under the defensive glass. A premier rebounder and shot-blocker who's extremely active and powerful under the basket. Has a high motor and is a quiet leader. Doesn't make many mistakes with the ball.
FlawsLacks much of a shooting stroke (especially on free throws) and struggles to create his own shot effectively. Not much of a passer. Has been injury-prone and somewhat inconsistent throughout his career.
Career potentialExcellent defensive center (when focused and healthy).

Honours and Awards

2004-05NBA - Eddie Gottlieb Trophy (Rookie of the Year)
2004-05NBA - All-Rookie First Team
2004Olympics - Member of the bronze-winning U.S. Olympic Team
2003-04NCAA - Member of NCAA Division I championship team
2003-04NCAA - Division I Tournament Most Outstanding Player
2003-04NCAA - The Sporting News All-America First Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/04/16Missed all 82 regular season games (neck surgery).
2013/10/29Neck surgery, sidelined indefinitely.
2013/10/25Acquired from the Washington Wizards.
2013/04/17Missed the last regular season game (sprained right ankle).
2013/03/23Missed 2 games (flu).
2013/03/20Flu, day-to-day.
2012/06/20Acquired from the New Orleans Hornets.
2012/04/26Missed the last 39 regular season games (left knee injury).
2012/02/13Left knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.
2011/02/25Missed 10 games (strained left oblique).
2011/02/01Strained left oblique, sidelined indefinitely.
2009/07/28Acquired from the Charlotte Bobcats.
2008/07/29Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Charlotte Bobcats to a six-year contract.
2008/07/01Qualifying offer extended by the Charlotte Bobcats.
2007/03/28Missed 15 games (left calf injury).
2007/02/26Left calf injury, inactive list.
2006/04/19Missed the last 48 games of the regular season (ankle injury).
2006/01/11Ankle injury, day-to-day.
2006/01/10Missed 8 games (sprained right ankle).
2005/12/20Sprained right ankle, day-to-day.
2005/06/25Charlotte Bobcats exercised their club option for the 2007-08 season.
2005/04/19Missed 1 game (right thigh contusion).
2005/04/17Right thigh contusion, day-to-day.
2005/02/22Missed 3 games (sprained left ankle).
2005/02/13Sprained left ankle, day-to-day.
2005/02/11Missed 5 games (sprained left ankle).
2005/02/01Sprained left ankle, injured list.
2005/01/31Sprained left ankle, day-to-day.
2004/07/26Signed by the Charlotte Bobcats to a three-year contract.


2013/10/25Phoenix Suns traded Marcin Gortat, Kendall Marshall, Shannon Brown and Malcolm Lee to the Washington Wizards for Emeka Okafor and a top-12 protected first-round draft pick in 2014.
2012/06/20New Orleans Hornets traded Trevor Ariza and Emeka Okafor to the Washington Wizards for Rashard Lewis and a 2012 second-round draft pick. .
2009/07/28New Orleans Hornets traded Tyson Chandler to the Charlotte Bobcats for Emeka Okafor.
2004/06/24Drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 1st round (2nd overall) in 2004.


GP - games played
GS - games started
MIN - minutes played
FG% - field goal percentage
3P% - three point percentage
FT% - free throw percentage
OREB - offensive rebounds
REB - rebounds
AST - assists
STL - steals
BLK - blocks
TO - turnovers
Foul - fouls
PTS - points

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