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Does Okafor measure up?

Emeka Okafor is having an outstanding rookie season, but how does he measure up to the NBA's best-ever rookie big men?

Updated: March 25, 2005, 12:19 PM ET
By Jeff Merron | Page 2

A few good big men. That's what we're talking about – centers and power forwards who make their marks in the NBA as rookies. This season we've got a couple of keepers. Probable Rookie of the Year Emeka Okafor, the Bobcats' 6-foot-10 center/forward, is fifth in the NBA in rebounding and also averaging 15 points per game (leading the Bobcats in both categories). Orlando's Dwight Howard, who's only 19, gives three years to Okafor and, for that reason, may have an even brighter future. He's pulling ...

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