i am not convinced okafor will ever be able to play away from the basket. heck baynes, whom i had never really heard of before he became a celtic, has better range. where okafor fits in with CBS' offense is beyond me. okafor has taken zero 3 pointers since his rookie year.
defense? his feet are slow, but i guess he could play better if he decided to play with more passion in that area. can you coach passion and determination? not so sure for this kid. he is now in his third year and is trending downwards.
should we blame philly for this? maybe. but then, embiid seems motivated and plays well...when he can play. saric too.
but even were CBS able to "fix" Okafor with lots of coaching, he's unlikely to be a positive this year. if so all the celtics would be doing would be to help him get paid by someone else when he leaves after one year.