Monroe is a career 14/9 player and that includes that last 2 years getting spot time. As bad as he is on defense he destroys Baynes and Theis offensively and as a rebounder. That's what you get with role players - you take the good with the bad. That's why they're role players and not stars.
Monroe's career average is 8.6 rpg; 10.7 rpg per 36 minutes. But all those rebounds came in garbage time. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggghhhhht.
Anyway, this isn't about Monroe, its about Okafor. Lets stay focused please.
side note: wtf was that ref thinking, he's looking right at him
I hope Okafor can get it together, I like the way he can hold the ball in one hand and make a pass or use his soft touch around the rim to get a basket. He needs to lose weight, do a lot of agility exercises and watch a bunch of tape to get better as a defender.
Dude about to become an all-star. There are some options where I see this move working out. When the Pelicans want to slow the game down and go into their halfcourt stuff, Okafor is that option. Want to put Davis on the perimeter and Okafor on the block...high/low game. Nice options.
given the talent of the guy, he absolutely deserve a second chance.
Most important thing for him: Learn how to be a + player without the ball in his hands. Once he'll adjust mentally and physically, he could have an OK NBA Career. Working everyday with the best NBA Big Man should help him