The Cleveland Cavaliers have had to work through a few tough injuries so far this season.
One of the players impacted has been Isaac Okoro, who is set to miss his fourth game in a row on Monday night.
But Okoro has still been with his team, of course, and even worked double duty as a reporter on Saturday night.
Following the team’s victory over the Golden State Warriors, Okoro asked Caris LeVert if his mindset had changed during the last three games.
Always a team player, LeVert said he had to step up without Okoro and then said Okoro was “underrated” offensively.
We're taking this window of opportunity to hype up the talented reporting efforts of @isaacokoro303… and @CarisLeVert's recent dominant performances. 🙌@WindowNation | #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/Evha5008ej
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) November 12, 2023
LeVert, like the rest of the team, obviously misses Okoro, who has been sidelined due to knee soreness.
They are all hoping he will be back as soon as possible.
However, LeVert really has been performing well lately, perhaps motivated by the loss of his friend and teammate.
He has had several terrific performances, including the win over the Warriors.
During that game, LeVert produced a team-high 22 points, along with 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
In the game before that, LeVert posted 29 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
In Okoro’s absence, LeVert has averaged 19.7 points, 5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2 steals coming off the bench.
LeVert’s insistence on shouting out Okoro when he could have been simply talking about himself is proof that he’s a positive team presence and really believes in his squad.
Cleveland is hoping that when Okoro returns, LeVert will continue to perform incredibly well and keep putting up some strong numbers with the second unit.