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Three players the Cavs could draft on Wednesday

The Cleveland Cavaliers currently hold the fifth pick in the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday at 8 PM est.

At this point, there is nothing certain for any team coming into this year’s NBA draft. But, for the Cleveland Cavaliers, there are three players that have known interest. We’re going to take a look at a few players that may benefit the Cavs in the long run.

Obi Toppin

I think that Obi Toppin is the safest pick in this year’s draft. In most mocks, the Cavs are seen taking Toppin. Toppin, the Naismith Award winner last year, wows teams with his versatility, particularly on offense. He is able to play the three, four, and five, which is stellar for a young team like Cleveland.

Another thing about Toppin is his age. He is 22 years old and is already older than Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, and Kevin Porter Jr., which is concerning. His defense is also very suspect, but he is likely the most polished player in the draft. He is the safest pick for the Cavs. Another benefit is him playing for Dayton in college.

Deni Avdija

Now is Deni Avdija. The Israeli forward has many excited about his potential. Based on the recent European players who have had massive success in the league, it’ll be hard to pass on Avdija. But, I will say, he is the least exciting out of the three players I’ve listed.

As a Cavs fan, before an analyst, I would be upset with this pick. I do think he’s got some great potential, but I feel as though fans will be disappointed with his production. I don’t think he’s a franchise centerpiece like the Cavs will be looking to select with their pick.

Isaac Okoro

My personal favorite in the draft (excluding LaMelo Ball) is Isaac Okoro. Okoro has drawn early comparisons to some of the best Two-Way players in the NBA, including Jimmy Butler and Andre Igoudala. Okoro’s length and defense is the strongest part of his game, and he is well known as the best defender in the draft.

Okoro is listed at 6’6” with a 6’9” wingspan. His blaring weakness is his jump shot. It lacks consistency, but he is still willing to shoot the ball. So we wouldn’t have a Ben Simmons situation on our hands if Okoro lands in Cleveland. Okoro has a very all-around game, which is something that nobody on the Cavaliers has.

I’d love to hear your feedback on this year’s NBA Draft! You can find me on Twitter @TShelt23. Also, check out our @OTHCLE on Twitter and Facebook!

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Tyler Shelt
NCAA and NBA Writer for Overtime Heroics
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