December 20, 2018, 12:41 amJahlil OkaforC, New Orleans Pelicans
Jahlil Okafor scored a season-high 17 points on Wednesday night, going 6-of-8 from the field in only 13 minutes of action.
Okafor's got an opportunity to showcase his talents here with Niko Mirotic and Julius Randle both injured (plus Anthony Davis missing a chunk of time tonight), and tonight was a positive step for him. He added three rebounds and two blocks while going 5-of-7 from the line. More importantly, he played well ahead of Cheick Diallo (two points, one rebound in six minutes). Okafor looks like the bench big to own in New Orleans right now, though this obviously only applies to leagues with more than 20 teams.