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Washington Wizards center Emeka Okafor (50) defends the basket against Boston Celtics guard Courtney Lee (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Emeka Okafor (right), a former Rookie of the Year, missed 39 games last season because of a knee injury, but he’s a viable option to start at center for the Wizards until Nene is healthy again. (Associated Press)

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Emeka Okafor (right), a former Rookie of the Year, missed 39 games last season because of a knee injury, but he’s a viable option to start at center for the Wizards until Nene is healthy again. (Associated Press)

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Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) passes the ball as Washington Wizards center Emeka Okafor (50) defends during the first half of an NBA preseason game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

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Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) passes the ball as Washington Wizards center Emeka Okafor (50) defends during the first half of an NBA preseason game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, left, gets stopped by Washington Wizards center Emeka Okafor, right, during the first half of their preseason NBA game, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, left, gets stopped by Washington Wizards center Emeka Okafor, right, during the first half of their preseason NBA game, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

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Emeka Okafor was traded from the Hornets to the Wizards in June 2012. (Associated Press)

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Emeka Okafor was traded from the Hornets to the Wizards in June 2012. (Associated Press)

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Emeka Okafor (right), the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2005, averages 12.7 points and 7.9 rebounds in his career. He has $28 million remaining on a contract that runs through 2014. (Associated Press)

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Emeka Okafor (right), the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2005, averages 12.7 points and 7.9 rebounds in his career. He has $28 million remaining on a contract that runs through 2014. (Associated Press)

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New Orleans Hornets' Emeka Okafor, right, goes up for a shot against Golden State Warriors' Dorell Wright during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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FILE - This Oct. 29, 2010, file photo shows New Orleans Hornets center Emeka Okafor (50) dunking over Denver Nuggets power forward Al Harrington (7) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans. Coming off perhaps his worst season, Emeka Okafor is now primed for one of his best with the resurgent Hornets. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)