Elie Okobo Rumors

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Elie Okobo
Elie Okobo
Position: G
Born: 10/23/97
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:180 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $1,238,464
Isaiah Canaan, Shaquille Harrison, rookie De’Anthony Melton and Okobo have had their moments this preseason, but the Suns need more out of that position. “Overall, their energy and presence are there,” first-year Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov said. “A lot of mistakes. There’s a lot of room for improvement.”
Elie Okobo was admittedly nervous going up against three-time NBA All-Star Damian Lillard in his first start of the preseason Friday night. The rookie from France got over those jitters, but he was unhappy with his performance. “I think I need to play with more confidence, to be able to bring something to the team,” Okobo said. “Then it will be better for me and for the team, too. I need to be consistent every time I step on the court. That’s what I need to improve on and that’s what I’m trying to do.”
But, of course, with Knight gone, the Suns now have an opening at point guard. Well, at least from McDonough’s perspective, that opening is a point guard with real experience. Elie Okobo and Melton were both just selected in the second round of the NBA Draft, Shaquille Harrison has 23 games of NBA experience and Isaiah Canaan’s NBA role has mostly been toward the end of a team’s rotation in his five-year career. Despite that, the GM likes his group. “We’re very high on Elie Okobo, he’s looked terrific in the pickup games we’ve had so far,” he said. “[Melton] we thought was one of the better rookies in summer league, and guys like Shaquille Harrison and Isaiah Canaan played very well for us a year ago. We have depth there, I realize we don’t have a lot of experience there.”
Storyline: Suns Front Office