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Emeka Okafor planning shock NBA comeback

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In recent days, some rumours have been circulating linking former NBA stars with returns to the big league. 

Despite not playing a single minute in the entire 2015/16 season, Ray Allen is still somehow fielding calls from teams interested in bringing him in, while Derek Fisher sparked talk of a comeback after posting a video of some handling drills on Instagram with a less than clear caption that seemed to hint at a return for the former Lakers star.

One player who definitely is making a return, however, is Emeka Okafor, whose agent confirmed the news yesterday.

While the big center is not ready for to make his return to the league right now, the former Washington Wizards star is working on his fitness and plans to make his comeback in January time.

The catch? He will only be going to a legitimate contender.

"He's probably five or six months away," Okafor's agent said to ESPN earlier this week. "He's been working hard rehabbing."

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"For some guys that means one thing. To Emeka, who understands his body as well or better than some trainers that have worked with him, it means something else. He's healthy. He feels great, but he's a perfectionist, and he wants everything to be right.''

The 33-year-old played for the Charlotte Bobcats, New Orleans Hornets, and Washington Wizards during the first stint of his professional career.

He suffered a herniated disc injury that was discovered in 2013. That caused him to miss that entire season and no one decided to pick him up following it.

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Okafor apparently doesn't need the money. It seems he just wants to top his career off with a ring.

"He's not going to make a decision based on money," Jim Calhoun, Okafor's head coach at UConn added. "He doesn't need it."

"This is a kid who graduated with a 3.9 GPA. He wants to play a couple more years then go to business school at Harvard. He's only going to play for a contending team."

At this early stage, the Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have been in discussion with the big veteran.

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