The Pelicans have requested waivers on center Emeka Okafor. Okafor has previously told TheUndefeated that he wants to continue his NBA career after returning from a lengthy hiatus last season.
Okafor signed a pair of 10-day contracts last season before receiving a deal for the remainder of the year.
The veteran big man had one season remaining on his non-guaranteed contract worth $2.4 million. The Pelicans would have owed Okafor $100,000 had they released him after Sept. 21, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks.