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Okafor Rising

Jahlil Okafor, filling in for the injured Anthony Davis, is having a star turn at precisely the right moment.

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NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets
Jahlil Okafor appears pleased with his recent performance.
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As you probably know, Anthony Davis, the star of the New Orleans Pelicans, has told the team he will not resign with the team and has made it known that he would prefer to play for the Los Angeles Lakers.

He’s been injured recently and during his absence former Duke big man Jahlil Okafor has filled in ably.

In the last five games, Okafor has averaged 32.8 mpg, 21.2 mpg and 11 rpg. He’s also shot 47-63 which works out to 74.6% which is in Zion land.

There’s only one AD but those are starter numbers. No one wants to lose Davis but if they can pull a good trade they can still improve their team.

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