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Marc Stein: It should come as little surprise that Emeka Okafor, after starting Monday night in Detroit, has earned a second 10-day contract with New Orleans, league sources say.
Scott Kushner: I’m told Emeka Okafor will, in fact, make his NBA return tonight, for the #Pelicans. Nikola Mirotic is also making his Pels debut.
Scott Kushner: Emeka Okafor has a sterling reputation in the NBA. An intellectual, high-character player who is respected by every level of the Pels organization. Props to him for getting back into the league after a long journey.
Shams Charania: Sources: Former No. 2 overall pick Emeka Okafor is finalizing a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. Okafor has played for G League Delaware this season, returns to NBA after injuries sidelined him in 2013.
Will Guillory: Emeka Okafor, 35, hasn’t played in the NBA since the 2012-13 season. He played in New Orleans from 2009 to 2012. Has career averaged of 12.3 points and 9.9 rebounds
Ian Begley: Emeka Okafor will play for Sixers’ G league team with hopes of signing with an NBA team over the next few months, league sources told ESPN.
Keith Pompey: The Sixers informed Kris Humphries, Emeka Okafor and James Blackmon Jr. they would be waived after the game, according to sources.
Keith Pompey: The #Sixers’ waiving of Kris Humphries, Emeka Okafor and James Blackmon Jr. becomes official on Saturday, according to a source.
The Philadelphia 76ers today announced the team’s 20-man training camp roster. The Sixers also agreed to terms with forward Kris Humphries and center Emeka Okafor. See below for the full training camp roster.
Jon Krawczynski: Emeka Okafor has been cleared to return to action, is working out and is determined to return to the NBA, I’m told. Okafor last played in 2012-13 with Washington, but was sidelined by a herniated disc in his neck. But he’s been working out and is ready. Emeka Okafor will turn 35 in September, but after working out still feels like he has plenty left in the tank
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February 21, 2018 | 8:43 pm EST Update
After spending 10 days before the All-Star break in New York consulting with a specialist to gather a second opinion on his right quad injury, All-NBA forward Kawhi Leonard bears the burden of determining when he’s prepared to play again, sources told ESPN.
Away from the Spurs to pursue second opinions in New York, Kawhi Leonard recently utilized the gymnasium inside the National Basketball Players Association headquarters in Manhattan for workouts, league sources told ESPN. The Spurs had team personnel accompanying Leonard in New York, sources said.
The injury, rehabilitation and timetable for a return has complicated the Spurs and Leonard’s relationship, causing tension and fraying the fabric of what was once a strong partnership, league sources told ESPN. The uncertainty surrounding this season — and Leonard’s future which could include free agency in the summer of 2019 — has inspired a palpable stress around the organization, league sources said.