Primoz Brezec: Starter, Scorer Because of Okafor Injury
Primoz Brezec, C, Charlotte Bobcats
Emeka Okafor was placed on the IL on Tues. 2/1/05 because of a sprained left ankle.
In the meantime, Primoz Brezec will have to pick up the slack. Many will remember that he filled up the PTS and REB columns with tight numbers at the beginning of the season before his minutes started to decrease.
Recently, I compared Brezec to Mark Jackson, and suggested that the only difference between Brezec and Jackson was that the Sixers had other options at C. Consider the other option incapacitated for the time being.
Tonight, with Okafor on the shelf, Brezec was good for 17 and 17 with 2 assists and only one turnover on .438 FG. No trimmings.
If you're desperate for the good old double double categories, Brezec is a great add while Okafor is out.
Look for Primoz "I smoke not only marijuana but primos, which is cocaine mixed in with marijuana [see: limo driver at prom, c. 1999]" Brezec to continue to contribute while homeboy's ankle is on the mend.
When Emeka comes back, it's all over. Act now or forever hold your peace.