Cavs’ real draft target not named Isaac Okoro, per Brian Windhorst
While the Cavs are happy with the Okoro pick, the franchise may have been targeting someone else.
According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN (h/t Fansided), the Cavs were hoping to land Patrick Williams, who went to the Chicago Bulls at No. 4. The ESPN reporter dropped the news on the latest episode of The Land On Demand.
Isaac Okoro averaged 12.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game at Auburn while shooting 51.4 percent from the field, 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free-throw line. He was named to the second-team All-SEC team, the SEC All-Defensive club and the SEC All-Freshman squad.
The Cavs are certainly getting a player with a lot of potential.
Cleveland will be seeing a lot of Patrick Williams since he now plays for the rival Bulls, though. Williams played one season at Florida State and averaged 9.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 29 games while shooting 45.9 percent from the floor, 32.0 percent from beyond the 3-point line and 83.8 percent from the charity stripe.
Williams made the ACC All-Freshman team and was also named the ACC’s Sixth Man of the Year.
Both the Cavs and Bulls have long ways to go before they make the playoffs again, but it should be fun to watch Williams and Okoro battle it out to see which rookie is the best in the central division.