3 potential Cavs duos to watch with 2020 draft prospect Isaac Okoro

Auburn wing Isaac Okoro looks to drive. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Auburn wing Isaac Okoro looks to drive. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /
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Auburn Tigers wing Isaac Okoro jumps for a layup. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /

Isaac Okoro could mesh so well with a number of Cleveland Cavaliers players.

At this point, it’s evident that the Cleveland Cavaliers could go a number of directions with their #5 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

It’ll depend how the board shakes out before them, but as far as realistic targets at that spot, it seems as if Deni Avdija, Isaac Okoro, Obi Toppin and Onyeka Okongwu could be well in-play.

That’s again, seemingly realistic targets there, and frankly, it appears that the Cavs will end up holding true at that #5 spot. From a flexibility standpoint for potential trades down the road, I’d understand that rationale, too.

So while the Cavs seem to be high on his polished offensive game, I’m personally skeptical of how Toppin would be with Cleveland, given major defensive concerns. Him already being 22, when you’re factoring in a top five draft selection, too, would be far from ideal, from my viewpoint.

As far as the other prospects mentioned above for Cleveland, which again, seem to be reasonable targets at that Cavs’ position, I’d be more than fine with Avdija, Okoro or Okongwu.

All three are very intelligent players for 19 year olds, have the makings of aiding Cleveland’s defense, and would help the Cavs’ playmaking efforts. Avdija, while the shot was inconsistent for Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, has still shown plenty of pull-up shooting capability, though, and the other two are high level finishers.

Here, though, I’ll hone in on Okoro, who might be the most logical selection at #5 for Cleveland overall, anyhow, with their perimeter defense being a critical area that needs to improve in coming seasons, but here, we’ll focus on the offensive end.

He didn’t get to playmake a ton at Auburn in his lone collegiate season there, but Okoro has the makings of a good pick-and-roll option/initiator from those situations for the Cavs. Albeit in the playmaking/cutting realm, though his shot has a ways to go, Okoro could mesh with a variety of Cavaliers players.

Here, though, we’ll hit on three Cavs, in particular, that could have really promising two-games with Okoro.

We’ll get going with #3.