Isaac Okoro has been out of action for the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ last six games due to a nagging knee injury. This could all change on Saturday, though, with the Cavs now looking to bring the 22-year-old ahead of their NBA Playoffs series-opener against the New York Knicks in the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
Isaac Okoro injury status vs. Knicks
At this point, however, Okoro’s availability for Saturday’s all-important clash remains up in the air. This is after the 6-foot-6 small forward was officially listed as questionable to play on the injury report. The fact that he’s been tagged as questionable means that there is a chance that he is able to return for Game 1, but it goes without saying that there’s also a significant possibility that the Cavs will be without their starting swingman against the Knicks.
It is worth noting, though, that Okoro was reportedly limited in practice on Wednesday, which does not exactly bode well for his chances to return for Saturday’s contest.
In other injury news, Dylan Windler has already been ruled out due to a sprained left foot. The Knicks, on the other hand, will be without center Isiah Roby. Julius Randle, however, has been listed as questionable to play and is looking to return to action in Game 1 amid a lingering ankle injury.
As for Okoro, he obviously isn’t a star, but he still remains to be an important part of coach JB Bickerstaff’s rotation. If he’s unable to go on Saturday, then Caris LeVert, Lamar Stevens, and Dean Wade are the likely candidates to take on his minutes.