Jahlil Okafor Out 6-8 Weeks After Procedure On Knee

Pistons center Jahlil Okafor will miss six to eight weeks after undergoing a surgical procedure to clean the lateral meniscus in his left knee, the team announced in a press release.

Okafor, 25, has been dealing with pain in both knees for a while and hasn’t played since January 30. He has appeared in 12 games this year and is averaging 4.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 10 minutes per night. Rookie Isaiah Stewart has taken his spot in Detroit’s rotation.

Okafor was the third player picked in the 2015 draft, but he has turned into a journeyman, playing for four teams in the past four seasons. He signed a two-year contract with the Pistons in November at the veteran’s minimum.

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9 thoughts on “Jahlil Okafor Out 6-8 Weeks After Procedure On Knee

  1. Ironmonger835

    Thought this guy was gonna be great when he was coming out of the draft.

  2. Very Barry

    NBA rule changes pretty much legislated Okafor to journeyman status. He was legendary for his high school dominance. This knee procedure probably ends his NBA career.

  3. KnickerbockerAl

    I thought this guy for sure was next great low post big. 20 n 10 guy easy. We can’t know their desire and commitment. I sure hope NBA teams do (scouts). Cause I would have blown this one. Looks like they did too. Stewart is for real, he’s and old school 4 to me. He was a great pick for Pistons.

  4. This is the same procedure that Hunter just had. It’s not career threatening. His (lack of) talent is the reason his career has been on life support since it began. Might be the last big we ever see drafted that high in the face of a scouting report that suggests he might not be athletic enough to be much of a defender at the NBA level.

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