Why Emeka Okafor Is the Most Underrated Player for the Washington Wizards

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Why Emeka Okafor Is the Most Underrated Player for the Washington Wizards
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After struggling to make a name for himself since being drafted No. 2 overall in the 2004 NBA Draft, Emeka Okafor (left) has found his place on the Washington Wizard's roster.

Since being selected second overall in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats, Emeka Okafor has struggled to find a solid home in the NBA.

Now 30 years old, Okafor has found one in Washington as a starting center.

Generally, John Wall and Bradley Beal are the only two names the average NBA fan would likely recognize on the Wizards' roster. But Okafor has recently made reputation for himself since being traded to the nation's capital from the New Orleans Hornets.

This season, he leads the Wizards in blocks and rebounds and is playing his best basketball since 2010.

A lack of wins has kept Washington out of the national spotlight, but as Wall, Beal and the rest of the youngsters continue to grow, Okafor could find himself producing for one of the better teams in the league.

Okafor jerseys certainly aren't flying off the shelves in Washington, but he should certainly be recognized for his solid play as of late. 

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