You guys are looking for Bigfoot.
Everyone keeps saying trade Okafor or give him a crappy contract and if he doesn't like it... let his ass walk. Ok great idea... trade him or let him go. But you tell me, is there another option. NO, the grass is always greener on the other team(i think thats how it goes).
There is no bigfoot. There is no superstar Center that magically produces more than Mek, or wants less money, or is attainable. there just isnt.
Emeka Okafor is a solid NBA player. Sure he has stone hands and disappears in some games. But you cant name 4 Centers in this league that you cant say the very same exact thing about.
Bottom line look at the Detroit Pistons. You can look at every position on that team and pick 2-3 better individual players at that position. Yet despite they go out every night and win and make the playoffs and win championships. They have 3 things that we dont even slightly have. Coaching. Chemistry. Experience.
This isnt fantasy basketball boys. You don't go out and build a team with 13 superstars and win ball games. Every other team out there is trying to win too. You guys seem to think replacing 20-10 at the center position is cake. IS IT. ask New Jersey. ask Cleveland. Orlando isnt gonna come to us and say you know what... how bout we give you Dwight Howard for Okafor and call it a day. It aint happening.
Are there better centers than Emeka Okafor. Sure. Do we have a chance at getting them? Hell no. Im not saying pay the man Dwight Howard money. Im just making sure we can replace what we are so anxious to get rid of. Its not as easy as some of you would like to think.