This next stat is staggering. In a recent post at the Wages of Wins Journal, David Berri noted that in the past 28 years, no team has won an NBA title without a player on the roster with a WP48 of 0.300 or above.
Emeka Okafor, with his WP48 of 0.299, is on the cusp of superstardom. There are only a handful of these superstars in the NBA. If we have the opportunity to lock one down for the next six years, we must.
Thankfully, the Bobcats appear to be making headway in that regard. According to HoopsWorld.com:
Okafor is confident that he and the team will come to an agreement soon, keeping him in Bobcat Orange for the foreseeable future. "It's going to happen," Okafor said. "We're in the process of talking about it."And one of the league's premier talents will be a Bobcat for years to come. Cool indeed.
"When the Bobcats and I come to a mutual agreement, it'll be cool," he added.