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Cavaliers opt for Okoro with 5th overall pick in the NBA Draft.

Cavaliers choose Auburn forward Isaac Okoro with their first pick in the draft.
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Published: Nov. 18, 2020 at 10:27 PM EST
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(AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers have addressed their biggest need by choosing Auburn small forward Isaac Okoro with the fifth overall pick in the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-6, 225-pounder was widely considered the top defensive swingman available and joins a frontcourt that features two former All-Stars in center Andre Drummond and power forward Kevin Love.

Okoro averaged 12.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in his lone season with the Tigers, starting all 28 games as a freshman.

He is the Cavaliers’ third straight lottery pick since losing LeBron James to the Lakers in free agency in 2018.

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