Jahlil Okafor came off the bench for a depleted Pelicans team on Tuesday and caught fire, hitting 9-of-11 shots and 3-of-4 free throws for a team-high 21 points, four rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 25 minutes of action.
We hadn't even blurbed Okafor since way back in January, when he fell out of the rotation. We are in the new version of the NBA's silly season and the Pelicans have nothing to play for. The focus tonight for many DFS players was starter Jaxson Hayes, who had a decent night, but Okafor's line outshined it despite the lack of rebounds and he'll be an interesting option for Thursday's finale against Orlando if the regulars all sit again. Hayes hit all four of his shots for nine points, five boards, a steal and a block in the start. Aug 11 11:13 pm (EST)
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