While the 2020 NBA Draft appears to lack generational talent at the top of the board, there are a wide range of players who can be selected anywhere between 4-14 in the lottery. While some mockers would put a tip guard like Tyrese Haliburton near the top of the draft, others drop him in the top ten. The same can be said of Auburn Isaac Okoro.
If the Knicks don’t select a guard point with their lottery pick, and if Tom Thibodeau is actually appointed head coach, Okoro could be the perfect prospect to add to the roster. He is an outstanding defender, in and out of the ball, and together with Frank Ntilikina and Mitchell Robinson, the Knicks could have the key ingredients for a fierce defense.
Playing for Auburn last university, Okoro scored 12.8 points on average with 51.2% of shots which was helped by his ability to finish around the edge. The 6-foot-9 attacker can play in multiple positions, handle the ball with care, and has a high basketball IQ.
He may not be the most athletic player in the draft, but plans to be a modern player wing that could be used in multiple roles, and with a coach like Tom Thibodeau, he could turn into a two-star player.