Okafor is 14/11 in his career, younger, and he didn't fail a physical in the past season. This seems like one of those Larry Brown falling in love, then out of love with a player situations. Chandler will probably be in his doghouse by Thanksgiving, while Okafor will be on a team contending for a division title.
To shed some light on this, House played for D'Antoni in Phoenix and he loved him, and from what I have read, Nate Robinson drives him nuts with bad shots. Of course, House is 4 years older now, but I think it was more about getting rid of Nate.