The New Orleans Pelicans will be signing center Emeka Okafor to a deal that will keep him with the team for the remainder of the season on Monday, a source confirmed. Yahoo was the first to report the news. Okafor joined the team on Feb. 3 after signing a 10-day contract, and he followed that up by signing a second 10-day deal that expired after Sunday's 123-121 overtime win against Milwaukee. The 35-year-old was out of the league for nearly five years due to a herniated disc in his neck before joining the Pelicans. Despite being away from the game for such an extended period, he's still been able to display the rugged shot-blocking presence that once made him the No. 2 overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft.