Ekpe Udoh Rumors

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Ekpe Udoh
Ekpe Udoh
Position: F-C
Born: 05/20/87
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Salary: $3,200,000
On Friday, Udoh and his business partners officially kicked off Let’s Get Right, a hydroponic farming company aimed at producing fresh vegetables in his native Oklahoma. Udoh started working on the venture in 2015, while playing overseas. With the moniker “No Luck. Be Great.” Udoh and his partners have launched the business with the idea of helping inner-city schools, children who are malnourished and people who simply aren’t as fortunate.
Spinach, kale, various greens and pretty much any leafy vegetable are what LGRFarms will offer. Udoh expects the first harvest at the end of June, and plans on every harvest going to the disadvantaged. The message behind it is clear. Udoh wants to promote as much healthy eating as possible to as many people as possible. “I want it to be in public schools and in the inner-cities and undersized communities,” Udoh said. “We want to offer our produce to restaurant groups. We want to make it accessible and affordable. I know how expensive it can be to shop for food. So, we want to make it cost effective.”
Wading into LGRFarms has been natural as well. Udoh’s parents ate what they grew in their native Nigeria growing up. And when Udoh was a child, his parents extolled upon him the virtue of healthy eating. “Basketball isn’t going to last forever,” Udoh said. “So, being able to get a head start on life after basketball is huge. My post athletic career is in its baby stages. So, it’s important to look into every option. I know the game can be taken away from me at any time.”
Utah still wants last season’s leading shot-blocker back. While Derrick Favors and Ekpe Udoh have helped protect the rim to a degree, they lack the pure intimidation factor of Gobert. The Jazz also miss Gobert’s propensity for finishing lobs at the rim or getting easy putbacks. They miss his wide, physical screening and his overall tenacity on the court. What adds to Utah’s angst over missing Rudy Gobert is that it won’t necessarily be a smooth transition when he returns. They learned last time that it takes an adjustment period to get used to Gobert in the lineup. And that means even more of a wait to reach their competitive potential. “More than anything, we’ve got a group that hasn’t played with him that much,” Snyder said. “What we have with Rudy and what we have with the group, we know who Rudy is as a player, but we’ll be able to continue to see who we are with Rudy.”