Olowokandi lost ground after lost year

Early last season, Michael Olowokandi had no idea he'd become a casualty of the 2003 offseason.

Updated: July 16, 2003, 9:57 AM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
On Oct. 30, 2002, Michael Olowokandi scored 18 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked two shots on 9-for-18 shooting in the first game of the season. Two games later, it was 19 points, 20 rebounds and three blocks against the Pistons. A week later, it was 21 points and 10 rebounds against the Magic.

He was peaking and had no idea he would become, perhaps, the biggest casualty of the 2003 offseason.