Cleveland Cavaliers: What is the Potential of Isaac Okoro
The Cleveland Cavaliers selected SF/SG Isaac Okoro with the fifth pick in the 2020 NBA Draft from the University of Auburn. Okoro only played for one season with Bruce Pearl, who is currently the head coach for that program.
Isaac Okoro was drafted by Cleveland mainly because he can play defense on the wing and his offensive game was a bit in question. Okoro has proven in two preseason games against the Indiana Pacers that he can score the basketball.
Isaac Okoro also hit a game-winning shot in one of those games. Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff is giving him a lot of minutes on the floor. Okoro is projected to be a starter when they open the season on December 23rd at home against the Charlotte Hornets.
He is 6’6″ and weighs 225 lbs. They will have two more preseason games in order to showcase his skills.
In his first game, he scored 18 points, grabbed one rebound, recorded one assist, and recorded three steals.
In his second game, he scored 15 points, grabbed three rebounds, and recorded four assists.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have the potential to be in the play-in round of the NBA Playoffs in the Eastern Conference this season because of him.
Okoro is going to be a team captain potentially one day.
He will be the heartbeat and the heart and soul of this basketball team and club moving forward. Isaac Okoro could potentially be one of the favorites to win the Rookie of the Year Award in the NBA this upcoming regular season.
He is already by far the best defensive player on the roster. This team was horrible on defense last season and he will provide a spark on the defensive end of the floor.
Isaac Okoro works hard every single day and his teammates appreciate him for that.
SG Kevin Porter Jr. will be one of the key guys off the bench this season if he can stay out of trouble off the court.
C Thon Maker could potentially be in the rotation this season, but Bickerstaff may have him sit more games than played.
They will have two preseason games against the New York Knicks. After that, it is time to get down to business. The NBA season will split into two halves when it comes to scheduling games and their will be no All-Star Game this season.
Isaac Okoro could be one of the Cleveland Cavaliers do not draft in the NBA Lottery once again this season. Hopefully, General Manager Koby Altman nailed this draft pick.
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