Stat Tidbit: Okafor’s Offensive Rebounds

Published: January 17, 2011

Against the Raptors, Emeka Okafor had 12 offensive rebounds.  Only twice before in the history of the Hornets has a player grabbed 12 offensive boards, and both of those marks are held by the player Okafor replaced, Tyson Chandler.  Chandler grabbed 12 and 14 offensive rebounds in two games in 2007.


  1. bgalella

    January 17, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Emeka Okafor is so streaky, its frustrating. You have to give him credit, 12 offensive boards means he was just out hustling his man, if he could only do this on a nightly basis, he wouldn’t have the entire state of Louisiana ready to deal him away.

    • 42

      January 17, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      I haven’t heard pervasive Emeka complaints this seasons, even when we were winning at a lower than 0.500 rate.

    • Caleb

      January 18, 2011 at 12:24 am

      Streaky? Okafor?

      He’s been pretty consistent from my vantage point.

      He’s an above average center. That’s a good thing to have. I’m quite happy with Oak.

  2. QueenBee

    January 17, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Going into this game, Emeka currently ranks 10th in the league in offensive rebounds. 7th in rebounds overall.

    • TopherPrice

      January 17, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      2nd in rebounding for centers.

  3. QueenBee

    January 17, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    All I know is the guy has had more positives than negatives so far this season.

  4. jtshoopsblog

    January 17, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    12 offensive rebounds is not a surprise considering the people that were boxing him out. I mean, Andrea Bargnarni was boxing him out for Christ’s sake. It was either him or the waif thin Amir Johnson.

  5. TopherPrice

    January 17, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Emeka has been everything we all hoped he would be this season and more. We all wanted him to go back to that 11 and 10 guy he has always been, and he has done that over the season so far. The best stat however is that going into today’s game he is 13.8 ppg and 11.8 rpg. Not to mention, the 1.46 blocks per game in that stretch as well.

    He really should be the hands down Allstar for the West at center. That is something that I did not think any of us would have honestly been able to say leading into this season.

    • TopherPrice

      January 17, 2011 at 8:23 pm

      I meant to say he was that 13.8 and 11.8 over the last 15 games.

  6. QueenBee

    January 17, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Let’s not try to discount the job Meka did today based on his competition. If that’s the case then he did what the heck he was supposed to do.

  7. thekeymaster

    January 17, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Mek has probably been the 2nd or 3rd most consistent player on our roster this season, and is probably the reason we have the record we do now.

  8. AgentZiko

    January 17, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    He’s playing really well, and I hope that he continues to, and stays healthy. I’m not gonna lie, I still think he’s a PF playing Center, but I’m really happy he’s our PF playing Center.

    • thekeymaster

      January 17, 2011 at 11:42 pm

      he’s definitely the size of a power forward but i don’t think he has enough versatility offensively to ever be considered a starting calibre PF though. Our offense would be terrible say if we had Mek at PF and Chandler back at C. Almost every PF in the NBA today has a decent mid-range jumper, i’ve seen Mek take a few 10 footers maybe and i wouldn’t want him taking those often. as far as his FT shooting goes, he actually has pretty decent stroke but it just doesn’t find the bottom of the net enough. i’m not a great shooter though so i don’t have much insight into the matter.

  9. QueenBee

    January 17, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Right now Emeka is doing what I expected him to do last year. But it’s understandable if you’re playing through a nagging minor injury all year, a new team (after playing your first 5 or so for one team), a new city, that it’ll take some time to adjust. And right now, it looks like he’s adjusting just fine. Until last season the guy averaged a double double every season in his career. Looks like he’ll be getting back to that this year.

  10. ktrufant

    January 17, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I’ve always liked Okafor (almost as much as Chandler) and definitely consider him the second best player on the team behind Paul. I’d really like to see him get his FT% up to at least an average level though … he is playing close to the old Chandler level which is really good to see …

    (though Chandler is outdoing himself with Dallas … sad face … )

    • Monty'sDoghouse

      January 18, 2011 at 12:37 am

      Yeah, it’s odd because he’s not clunky like Shaq and his form when he’s shooting it well is actually pretty good. Let’s not get carried away though! He might start thinking he can make mid-range jumpers lol.

      • ktrufant

        January 19, 2011 at 7:29 pm

        Haha, yeah let’s not though Okafor’s a smart player … he knows better than to start taking shots from mid-range …

        That’s what people say about his form … I haven’t a clue what the trouble is, but I hope someone figures it out …

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