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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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May 25, 2018 | 10:09 pm EDT Update
The Kings are exploring all options with the second pick, said a source familiar with the team’s thinking. The front office sees elite talent in this draft, and multiple players and scenarios are being explored. The Kings have traded down in each of the last two drafts, so that cannot be ruled out.
An ESPN report suggested the Kings had cooled on Doncic and general manager Vlade Divac passed on watching the Slovenian in the EuroLeague Final Four. Divac, however, did attend Real Madrid’s semifinal game and, according to a league source, the Kings had two additional scouts at the semifinal and final.
There are some in the NYK front office who love Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr. and Duke big man Wendell Carter Jr. Of course, it’s worth noting that this may not be a uniform opinion throughout the front office. But even if it is, it’s unlikely that either player will be available when the Knicks pick.
Also, some in the Knicks front office have Mikail Bridges ranked ahead of Miles Bridges at the moment. Both players could be available at No. 9 and, again, neither has worked out individually for the Knicks yet.
Privately, some members of the front office have been mentioning the same thing regarding the idea of taking a point guard, essentially saying that it wouldn’t make sense to select a PG given the current roster. This would seem to be another sign that the organization is confident in 2017 first-round pick Frank Ntilikina. Again, it’s worth noting that this opinion may not be uniform throughout the Knicks’ front office.