Isaac Okoro


Is A Big Season Ahead For Isaac Okoro?

The Cavaliers suddenly have significant depth at the two-guard spot. That lack of depth was a significant problem last season, with injuries to Collin Sexton and Ricky Rubio crushing any secondary playmaking contribution. The Cavs also find themselves suddenly flush with wings. Ochai Agbaji, Isaac Okoro, Caris LeVert, and Cedi...
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Passing growth could help Isaac Okoro’s case for Cavs next season

It’s safe to say that through two seasons, it’s apparent that Isaac Okoro can be an impactful defender for the Cleveland Cavaliers in his minutes, and his screen navigation should get better as gets more experience. Okoro is going to have some rough matchups at times versus bigger...

Cavs’ trade plans for Isaac Okoro after drafting Ochai Agbaji

The Cleveland Cavaliers made a significant splash in the 2022 NBA Draft, adding yet another young player to their promising core as they took Kansas wing Ochai Agbaji 14th overall. That sparked some rumors that the Cavs could potentially trade Isaac Okoro to open up more minutes for Agbaji, but it appears that will not be the case.

Adding this would help Cavs wing Isaac Okoro offensively

It was going to take time for Isaac Okoro to develop on the offensive end for the Cleveland Cavaliers. We knew that was going to be how it was back near when the team selected him in the 2020 NBA Draft, and through two seasons, there’s been inconsistencies on that end of the floor.

Areas that Isaac Okoro must improve upon for Cavs next season

This season, Isaac Okoro was the main player to put on guards on the perimeter for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Okoro was drafted 5th overall in the 2020 NBA Draft by Cleveland, who at the time did not have a small forward that seemed to be a player they could build around. Okoro was drafted out of Auburn, and was considered to be arguably the best perimeter defender in the draft, and was one of the best wing players in the draft as well.

Cavs’ Isaac Okoro could have role reduction next season

This season for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Isaac Okoro made some improvements in his game, and as is typically how it goes with young players, he had some inconsistencies. Defensively, there were again some head-scratching sequences where he was, for instance, fouling jump shooters, whether that was on closeouts to pull-up threats or when trying to navigate through off-ball screens.

Will the Browns ever be able to trade Baker Mayfield? How the Cavs can ‘unlock’ Isaac Okoro – Terry’s Talkin’ (podcast)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Welcome to this week’s edition of the Terry’s Talkin’ podcast with and Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto, and host David Campbell. This week, Terry breaks down the Browns in NFL Draft 2022, as well as talking some Cavaliers, Guardians and his Faith & You column for the weekend, which is themed on Mother’s Day.

Can Isaac Okoro make the third-year leap for the Cleveland Cavaliers?

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Darius Garland snaked around an Evan Mobley screen, trying to create a sliver of space while three Nets defenders converged. Bruce Brown was the point-of-attack defender. Burly center Andre Drummond met Garland around the nail. Gimpy Seth Curry, fighting through an ankle injury, brought help from the short corner. Three black jerseys surrounding him, Garland had no choice. He kicked the ball to teammate Isaac Okoro in the corner.
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Cavaliers' Isaac Okoro: Coming off bench

Okoro will come off the bench for Friday's elimination playoff game against the Hawks, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. With Jarrett Allen (finger) returning, he'll step into the starting five, and Caris LeVert will move into the shooting guard spot. Friday marks just the seventh time Okoro has come off the bench this season. In those previous six appearances, he averaged 6.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 24.7 minutes.
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Cleveland Cavaliers' defensive stopper Isaac Okoro becoming an offensive threat

Isaac Okoro didn’t come into his second season with a 3-point percentage goal in mind. If he had, the Cavaliers guard might have aimed too low. Working with shooting coach Andrew Olson, Okoro has made a dramatic improvement. Going into Thursday night’s crucial game at Toronto, Okoro is shooting .345 from long range, as compared to .290 during his rookie season. Overall, his field goal percentage has risen from .420 to .474.
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Isaac Okoro is playing well and it's time the NBA takes notice

While Darius Garland, Evan Mobley, and Jarrett Allen all get recognized nationally, Cleveland Cavaliers young wing Isaac Okoro has been quietly having a breakthrough offensively, and it’s about time the NBA takes notice.

Don’t look now, but Cavs wing Isaac Okoro is improving offensively

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the midst of a post-LeBron James resurgence and have seen numerous breakouts and growth from a number of players on the roster. Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen made the All-Star game. Evan Mobley would seem to be the odds-on favorite at this point for the Rookie of the Year award while being a defensive menace. Collin Sexton appeared to be improving in a number of areas in limited action despite his counting stats but perhaps the most interesting development trends occurring amongst such a young team center on one Isaac Okoro.

Cleveland Cavaliers: Isaac Okoro finding niche on offense, becoming more than defensive pest

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The clock started ticking toward the end of the first half, as Darius Garland danced with the ball up top. First, power forward Georges Niang crowded him, bringing the kind of size that has bothered Garland at times. Then guard Tyrese Maxey scurried forward. There were multiple defenders pestering Garland -- a recurring defensive strategy over the last month.
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Cavaliers' Isaac Okoro: Erupts with big line

Okoro racked up 20 points (4-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 11-13 FT), five rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal over 39 minutes during Monday's 120-111 overtime win over the Clippers. Okoro attempted a hefty 13 free throws and sunk 11 of them -- both marking season bests. He also...

What does the road from here look like for the Cavs’ Isaac Okoro?

In the span of just a few years, the Cleveland Cavaliers have put together one of the very best young cores in the NBA. Darius Garland, Evan Mobley, and Jarrett Allen have separated themselves from the pack this year. Garland and Allen, the most lethal pick-and-roll duo in the NBA, were both named All-Stars. Evan Mobley has taken the league by storm, looking like a long-time veteran right out of the gates. He’s the favorite to win Rookie of the Year.

Cavs Top 3: Isaac Okoro has best game of the year in loss to the 76ers

The Cleveland Cavaliers couldn’t lock down the perimeter against the 76ers. It was one of the most complete offensive games the Cleveland Cavaliers played all year, yet the lack of Caris LeVert and Rajon Rondo (namely Rondo) absolutely hurt the Cavs in their Friday night loss to the 76ers. The lack of good perimeter defense sunk the defense and the Cavs couldn’t keep pace with Joel Embiid, James Harden, and the rest of the 76ers. It didn’t help that Harden was getting every call but that’s his game, and it’s weak sauce.