Jahlil Okafor

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  • Jahlil Okafor - C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting with eight rebounds and two assists against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Okafor might be in line for more minutes now with Anthony Davis (shoulder) dealing with an injury that might sit him out for an extended amount of time. It wouldn't be a bad move to scoop up Okafor as a preemptive move in case the Pelicans decide to rest Davis.

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  • Jahlil Okafor - C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor returned and started next to AD in Tuesday's 30-point loss to the Magic, where he provided eight points, seven rebounds, and a pair of steals in 29 minutes.

    While it's nice to see Okafor right back in the starting lineup, even with Anthony Davis back, he's clearly not going to be putting up those big double-doubles we got used to on a regular basis unless AD is out. He's worth holding in 12-team leagues for now since he's still starting. The Davis situation is still a bit unknown regarding possible rest days, too.

  • Jahlil Okafor - C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor is in the starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Magic.

    Okafor is returning from a two-game absence because of a sprained left ankle and is starting alongside Anthony Davis. We're not too thrilled about Jah's prospects for rest-of-season value since the Pelicans can't shut Davis down, but he'll be worth watching tonight in case he can earn enough minutes to sustain value.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor - C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor is not on the injury report for Tuesday after missing two games with a sprained left ankle.

    It'll give fantasy owners a look at how Okafor fits into the rotation with Anthony Davis playing under trade-related restrictions. We're not betting on him holding standard-league value but if you've held on it makes sense to give Okafor another game or two in case he takes a larger slice of the pie than anticipated.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Jahlil Okafor - C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (sprained left ankle) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Okafor was a late scratch for Friday's game and is now missing his second in a row. With Anthony Davis back in the lineup, it might not matter too much when Okafor can return.

    Source: Jim Eichenhofer on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor - C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (left ankle sprain) is listed as questionable to play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Okafor was a late scratch for Friday's game and may miss his second in a row. With Anthony Davis also uncertain, Cheick Diallo can potentially see big minutes in this one with Julius Randle playing some center as well.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor - C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (left ankle sprain) was a late scratch for Friday's game vs. the Wolves.

    Well, that stinks if you had him in your lineup. He's looking at a reduction in usage with Anthony Davis back so it might be time to move on in standard leagues.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twiter

  • Jahlil Okafor - C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (left ankle sprain) will be available to play on Friday vs. the Wolves.

    Anthony Davis will also make his return to the lineup and will be starting so we’ll get our first chance to see how Okafor looks with both Davis and Julius Randle active. We’re not expecting much, though he has a chance of maintaining some value if Anthony Davis’ playing time is reduced.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor - C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (left ankle sprain) is questionable for Friday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Okafor's status seems to be up in the air for this contest, which is a shame as he's really come on as a real player finally. With Anthony Davis coming through and taking his role back to some extent, the sell-high window on Okafor may be passing.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor - C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor double-doubled again in Monday's 107-109 loss to the Pacers with 25 points on 11-of-16 shooting to go with 13 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block.

    This is the best that Okafor has looked his entire career, but there are a lot of variables floating around for his season-end outlook. Depending on what the Pelicans do at the trade deadline, Okafor could manage his way into some solid value to finish the season but there are more factors working against him so selling him high could be viewed as a form of insurance.

  • Jahlil Okafor - C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor played just 25 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday, finishing with six points, seven rebounds, four assists, a steal and three blocks.

    Well the playing time wasn't great and neither was the scoring, but Okafor did manage to turn in a well-rounded line. He's must-own these days, as strange as that is to say, and could be in line for middle-round numbers to wrap up the season depending on what happens at the deadline.