The Cleveland Cavaliers had the fifth pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and selected Auburn’s Isaac Okoro on Wednesday night virtually from ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. The Cavaliers lost LeBron James to the Lakers two seasons ago and have reverted back to their draft lottery ways. The Cavs fell to the fifth pick after finishing with the second-worst record in the NBA at 19-46, behind the Golden State Warriors. Here we’ll break down the Cavs depth chart and the fantasy basketball impact of their first-rounder.
Fantasy basketball analysis
Okoro’s greatest strength is his defense but he didn’t have great counting stats in his lone season with the Tigers. The 6’5” swingman averaged less than one steal and one block per game and also only shot 29 percent from deep. His 51.5 percent field goal percentage is encouraging, but it’s safe to say that he won’t be a quality fantasy option in year one. He’ll have to compete with Kevin Porter Jr. and Cedi Osman for minutes so it could be difficult for him to be an impact player.