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Former Rookie of the Year Set to Make NBA Return with the Pelicans

It hasn’t happened since the 2012-13 season, but it seems like the former NBA Rookie of the Year Emeka Okafor is set to make his long-awaited NBA return.

After missing out on forward Greg Monroe who signed with the Boston Celtics, the New Orleans Pelicans reached out to Okafor who was playing with the Delaware 87ers, the Philadelphia 76ers’ G League affiliate. Originally looking at free agent Terrence Jones, the Pelicans opted to sign Okafor to a 10-day contract. At this point, it is uncertain if Okafor will get any time in the rotation, but this will be his shot to find himself back in the league.

A Rookie of the Year in 2005, Okafor has averaged 12.3-points, 9.9-rebounds and 1.7-blocks per game in his nine seasons in the league.

Traded to the Phoenix Suns in 2013, Okafor missed the entire year due to a herniated disk in his neck. He has not played in an NBA game since. Okafor has been averaging 6.8-points and 8.0-rebounds in his 26-games with the 87ers.

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