The Cavaliers' ongoing rebuild may be at a crossroads following a dismal 22-50 season, but one of their young players is at least getting recognized for his efforts on the court. The NBA announced its All-Rookie teams Thursday, and Cleveland's Isaac Okoro was named to the second unit. The 20-year-old forward is the 20th player in franchise history to be so honored, with teammate Collin Sexton being the most recent in 2019.
Cavaliers guard Isaac Okoro was selected to the NBA All-Rookie second team Thursday night, capping a strong finish to the season. The fifth overall pick from Auburn, Okoro averaged 10.7 points in 16 April games and 16.6 points in nine games in May. He notched his first career double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds on May 10 at home against the Indiana Pacers.
As the NBA offseason grows more and more near, the Cleveland Cavaliers will have some decisions to make. Not only will Cleveland have a top-10 selection in the 2021 NBA Draft, but they’ll have the ability to sign Collin Sexton and Jarrett Allen to potentially lucrative long-term deals. They also will have to decide what to do with the massive contract of Kevin Love, whose production has fallen in large part due to injury.