Isaac Okoro has only played for the Cleveland Cavaliers during his four seasons in the NBA but he might soon be packing his bags and moving to a new team.
According to HoopsHype, viarealcavsfan.com, multiple teams have an interest in adding Okoro this week before the NBA trade deadline.
Those teams are the New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers, Phoenix Suns, and Milwaukee Bucks.
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According to the report, Okoro could be on his way to a bigger paycheck with another team, partly because of his improved three-point shooting and also the fact that he’s an All-Defensive team candidate.
Okoro is having his best season yet, averaging 8.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.9 assists.
2023-24 has given Okoro, and a few other Cavaliers players, a lot more opportunities to shine.
Because of a number of injuries to the team, Okoro and others have been able to get more minutes and perform even better.
This season, he is on the floor for 26.3 minutes per game, up from 21.7 last season.
He was one of the reasons why the Cavaliers stayed so competitive even without Evan Mobley and Darius Garland.
The Cavaliers might hear a few offers for Okoro before Thursday’s deadline and they will need to decide if they want to hang onto him or change their roster.
The problem for the Cavaliers is that they are doing so well right now and don’t want to jinx their situation.
Yes, they could receive a good return for Okoro, but would it be worth it and could it complicate the chemistry they currently have?
Okoro will become a restricted free agent this summer and that is also something the Cavaliers need to consider.
They will have to think about a lot related to Okoro and the trade deadline.