I also believe the Hawks
pass on Okoro. Same reason BW said, they have lots of "Highly rated (In College) wings" that they are working on developing. If they go for best fit/need, i think they grab Haliburton
if he is still on the board. Trae is their franchise PG. They just got done paying Teague $19M to play a little over 20 minutes off the bench. His contract just ended and i dont see them trying to re-sign him. They need a back-up for Trae. Haliburton can give them that 20 minutes. The only other position i think they could address is PF. Need a back-up for Collins. Okongwu
could definitely be in play. Gives them a very strong defender who's only real hole in his game is 3 point shooting, but his solid FT% makes me believe that he very well could be a 3 point threat, he just wasnt put into position to do so in college.Knicks
also would pass on Okoro. They need offense and need it bad. They ranked 2nd to last in points. You cant just load a team up with all defenders who cant shoot, which is pretty much where they sit now. They also rank dead last in 3 pointers. I think they go for Toppin
if he's available. If he's taken i have them looking at Hayes
or even going the Vassell/Nesmith
really needs a SF. But with them being so high i dont know if they would pass on Avdija
for Okoro. They have definitely gone after more defensive minded players in the past drafts (Garland/Sexton/Jones). From what i understand they really like Avdija because he can play both SF and PF with no issues, He's more seasoned and ready to contribute right away, and has a solid all around game. But i do see Toppin
's name being tossed around by the Cleveland media. Played in Dayton, so he has a built in local fanbase, they know him very well, Solid 3 point shooter who can stretch the floor next to Drummond. He also makes Loves large contract expendable and with Toppin on the team they can start looking to better their team via Love trades.
I do find it funny when researching Clevelands thinking i came across 2 different articles from their local media trashing Vassell's new shooting form.https://www.cleveland.com/cavs/2020/10/2020-nba-draft-does-devin-vassells-altered-shooting-motion-change-top-5-potential.htmlhttps://kingjamesgospel.com/2020/10/17/cleveland-cavaliers-draft-devin-vassells-new-shot-hard-unsee/
I guess Ball
is at the top of their Big Board. Since Garland/Sexton are both more defensive minded combo guards, they feel like Ball would be a solid fit at Point-Forward (SF). I wouldnt be surprised to see them as one of the teams that ends up moving up in the draft. Would MIN take Love/#5/Future Pick for #1/Johnson/Culver ? No defense but all offense for the Wolves. Gotta admit it would be interesting.