Friday, October 9th, 2009 at 11:10 am  |  17 responses

Emeka Okafor Discusses Trade

Emeka has no hard feelings about leaving Charlotte, and says he misses Larry Brown: “He’s excited about joining the Hornets, knowing this just about assures him a playoff appearance next spring. But he wishes he’d had more time playing for Bobcats coach Larry Brown. ‘A great teacher, a great coach,’ Okafor said. ‘I regret only having one year with him.’”

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  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Bobcats will regret this trade for a Big Toe I get hurt 180 pound center. WOW, Bobcats were robbed, now that I look at it.

  • Ken

    I agree, I think this was a bad trade for the Cats.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Is Okafor injured right now?

  • mdshuai33

    It was a bad trade for both teams.

  • tavoris

    The Seed…the trade was about getting rid fo Okafor’s future salary. Bob has been tryin to seel the team for almost a year now. Chandler is the most value they could have gotten.

  • Jake

    This trade is going to make the Bobcats more exciting to watch but they are just a team full of athletes not a team full of basketball players.They’ve got a lot of potential though.The trade also makes the Hornets more fundamentally sound,I think they have a lot better of a chance to make it deep into the playoffs with Okafor holding it down in the post.Injuries aside he is a very solid contributor.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Jake pretty much summed it up for me…The Bobcats beat the Hornets last night btw

  • Yesse

    I dunno what were Bobcats and Hornets thinking on that trade.Chris Paul played great with Tyson and i dont think he can do it that well with Okafor.

  • NUPE

    this doesn’t speak well for what he thinks about his new team or coach.

  • Bob

    I HATE when people claim that the Hornets became worse off with this trade. Chandler played FORTY-FIVE GAMES LAST YEAR. He was not healthy at all. Whether or not Okafor will be a better fit than a healthy Chandler remains to be seen, but I know for sure that he’s better than forty-five games of a hobbled Tyson Chandler.

  • clos1881

    This was a great trade for the Bobcats, they cut salary,got more athletic, and a vocal leader and great rebounder. Okafur is solid, but over paid both guys are injury prone so its even there.

  • Jay-G

    This trade seems like a win-win to me. Both guys have shown to be injury prone.

  • Cameron

    How is Emeka injury prone? He’s played in all 82 games for the last 2 years and his only down year was his sophmore year. With Emeka, at least you know your getting a double double mostly every night and not 8 ppg and someone who’s never played in all 82 games.

  • flippity

    agree with Cameron. I don’t know where people are getting that Okafor is injury prone. I had him on my fantasy team last year and he was one of my most dependable guys.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Go Chris Paul.

  • http://june7thdonald@netzero.net donlaker

    chris lobbing to oak dat soundzs nice……
    byron scott will school him…and the lakers are quitely grooming byron scott for the next laker coaching job (secret tip)

  • jake been

    as a therapist I know that know one works harder than Emeka Okafor to be ready for the season.