Jahlil Okafor Stats
- Height / Weight
- 83 / 274 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/15/1995 (26)
Jahlil Okafor Last 10 Games
Jahlil Okafor News
Detroit Pistons center Jahlil Okafor (knee) underwent surgery on his left meniscus, a procedure that will keep him out of action for at least the next 6-8 weeks. Okafor has been used sparingly off the bench this season for Detroit, ceding minutes to Isaiah Stewart in the role of backing up Mason Plumlee. Okafor's rookie production of 17.5 PPG seems like a lifetime ago, as he now battles for a roster spot at age 25. Stewart is on track to continue earning minutes with the second unit, as Okafor won't make a push for playing time until likely April at the earliest.
Detroit Pistons center Jahlil Okafor (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game versus Denver due to a knee ailment. Consistent minutes have been hard to come by for Okafor, who hasn't topped the eight-point, seven-rebound outing that he put together back on Opening Night. Having delivered an unappealing 117 dRTG through his first 12 games, it's tough to see a path to elevated playing time for the former No. 3 overall pick, whose minutes will likely be absorbed by Isaiah Stewart and Mason Plumlee on Monday. Okafor's next chance to return comes Tuesday against the Jazz, but he can remain firmly entrenched on the waiver wire for the foreseeable future.
The Detroit Pistons added their fifth big of the offseason on Friday, agreeing to a two-year deal with free agent center Jahlil Okafor. This follows the drafting of Isaiah Stewart, signing of Mason Plumlee, and trades for Dewayne Dedmon and Tony Bradley. That's...a lot. Okafor averaged 8.1 points and 4.2 boards per game for New Orleans last year. It's really hard to see a path to fantasy relevance for Okafor in Detroit this season.
New Orleans center Jahlil Okafor came off the bench to fill up the box score in the six-point loss to the Kings on Tuesday. Okafor tallied 21 points on 9-for-11 shooting while chipping in four boards, one assist, and two blocks as he caught fire in just 25 minutes of action. We haven't seen Okafor come to life in some time and we can assume on Thursday that he will get similar minutes in the meaningless game against the Magic. If you are looking for cheap punt play, Okafor could be your man for Thursday.