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Cavs: Isaac Okoro more than earned his NBA All-Rookie Second Team

Isaac Okoro of the Cavs won the first NBA award of his career. Isaac Okoro can now call himself an NBA All-Rookie second-teamer with his selection on Thursday. The Cavs first-round pick from 2020 had a rough start to the year, struggling to score consistently. Okoro averaged 9.6 PPG, 3.1 RPG, and 1.9 APG. While his struggles offensively continued, he did show some strength on the offensive side of things in two ways.
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Isaac Okoro Named to NBA All-Rookie Second Team

CLEVELAND – The NBA announced tonight that Cleveland Cavaliers guard/forward Isaac Okoro has been selected to the 2020-21 NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Okoro becomes the 20th rookie in franchise history to earn All-Rookie Team honors, with Collin Sexton most recently earning a Second Team nod in 2018-19. Okoro (53 points) received one First Team vote and 51 Second Team votes from a global panel of 99 sportswriters and broadcasters. The voting panel selected five players for the First Team and five players for the Second Team at any position. Players received two points for a First Team vote and one point for a Second Team vote.
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Cavs: Isaac Okoro should again have fairly high FT rate in Year 2

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach J.B. Bickerstaff (left) talks with Cleveland wing Isaac Okoro in-game. (Photo by David Richard-USA TODAY Sports) Looking at next season, it’s apparent that Isaac Okoro needs to make strides with his shot over the offseason. Okoro had flashes as a catch-and-shoot threat, and it was a plus to see him more confident in the closing stretch of the year for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but a 29.0 percent hit rate from three-point range was not great.
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Cavs: Darius Garland, Taurean Prince can help Isaac Okoro with handle

Isaac Okoro had his share of flashes on-ball in his first season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, even with him having some rookie struggles offensively. 9.6 points per outing in 32.4 minutes on average was not exactly tearing it up overall, but Okoro did show positive signs as a scorer and his driving abilities were a plus.
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Cavs: Transition chances are key for maximizing Isaac Okoro

Isaac Okoro had his ups and downs in Year 1 for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as one would’ve likely assumed coming into last season. On the season, he had 9.6 points and 3.1 rebounds in 32.4 minutes per game. As one would point out, the catch-and-shoot viability of Okoro is still...
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Cavs: Isaac Okoro, Cedi Osman must help with generating more 3s

It’s not a secret that the Cleveland Cavaliers need to attempt more three-point attempts next season, as Cavs general manager Koby Altman stressed in his recent end-of-season media availability. Cleveland was 28th in the NBA in three-point attempts, 29th in makes per game and had the league’s lowest three-point hit rate during this now-past season.

Cleveland Cavaliers: Floater improvement is key for Isaac Okoro

Cleveland Cavaliers wing Isaac Okoro drives. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) It was some of a mixed bag for Isaac Okoro in his rookie campaign for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Coming into the season, also with the lightning quick turnaround from the past draft to the season and him not having been able to get much work in others seemingly, it was apparent that Okoro needed work offensively.

Cleveland Cavaliers: This wrinkle could pay off for Isaac Okoro in PnR

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach J.B. Bickerstaff talks with Cleveland wing Isaac Okoro in-game. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) An ankle injury to Darius Garland, in particular, had some to do with it, but Isaac Okoro in the closing batch of games did have some more on-ball responsibilites for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Cavaliers' Isaac Okoro: Scores team-high 18 points

Okoro produced 18 points (6-16 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 4-8 FT) and three rebounds across 34 minutes in Sunday's 123-109 loss to the Nets. Darius Garland (ankle) missed the season finale, so the team slid Collin Sexton to the point and employed Okoro in a hybrid guard-forward role in the loss. The Cavs' backcourt has suffered through many injuries in the backcourt, and Okoro has benefited, especially over the last month of the season. The 2020 first-round pick should have a bright future in Cleveland's youth-focused rebuild.

Cleveland Cavaliers: Should Isaac Okoro make one of All-Rookie teams?

Cleveland Cavaliers wing Isaac Okoro drives. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) Cleveland Cavaliers wing Isaac Okoro has possibly been one of the most scrutinized picks from the 2020 NBA Draft. For as much as he was sought after for his highly-touted defensive skill set, he was considered at best, raw on the offensive end.