With their only pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, the Cavs have picked Auburn’s Isaac Okoro at No. 5 overall.
Okoro, a 19-year-old 6’6” wing with 6’9” wingspan projects as a high-end, versatile defender. All of the stuff the Cavs need on defense — smart rotations, versatility, etc. — are what Okoro provides. He should thrive in a team setting too and help cover for some of his defense needs.
The concern is his shot — he’s not considered a good shooter and some scouts worry about mechanics. It’s not clear either what he offers off the dribble either. But the Cavs think, per sources, that they can help him improve his shot and develop him into a good offensive player.
What Okoro’s role will be should be interesting to watch too. Will he start from day and bump Cedi Osman to the bench or will be brought along more slowly?
He also certainly won’t be wearing No. 23, his college number, because of a certain kid from Akron.