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Bobcats, Okafor agree to $72 million deal

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#1 LaLa



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Posted July 29, 2008 - 05:08 AM

The Charlotte Bobcats are keeping their center, at a considerable cost.

Early this morning, Bobcats general manager Rod Higgins confirmed to the Observer that the team has agreed to a six-year, $72 million deal with Emeka Okafor. Higgins expects the contract to be signed in the next few days.

The deal was first reported on ESPN.com overnight.

Higgins said he felt it was crucial for the Bobcats to retain Okafor, their best defensive player at the rim.

“You need that big guy to defend the Tim Duncans, the (Shaquille) O’Neals, the (Kevin) Garnetts,’’ Higgins said. “The big guys control the game in the post, and that’s our guy when it comes to doing that.

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#2 Tobias Fünke

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 07:06 AM


hmm, I would say it's fair.

If Biedrins can get 63, then definitely.
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Posted July 29, 2008 - 07:39 AM

Very good deal, thought both Beidrins and Okafor are getting paid a little too much. I think Beidrins should have gotten 52 and Okafor should have gotten 63. But great sign, they really needed to keep him, otherwise they would have been screwed.

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