76ers' Okafor expected to play in regular-season opener
Head coach Brett Brown said Saturday that the 20-year-old center will be available for opening night on Oct. 26, reports Jessica Camerato of CSN Philadelphia.
Okafor underwent surgery in March to repair a small meniscus tear in his right knee, which cut short his rookie campaign.
Last year's No. 3 pick put up 17.5 points, seven rebounds, 1.2 blocks, and 1.2 assists over 53 games.
Although Okafor was initially slated to suit up for preseason action, he ended up using the extra time to continue his recovery.