Isaac Okoro Rumors
18 Nov 20
Sources tell Wasserman that the Knicks (No. 8) appear to be “looking hardest” at Devin Vassell, Isaac Okoro, and Kira Lewis Jr. Sources have also linked Obi Toppin to New York for some time, per Woo, though the Dayton forward is less likely to be on the board at No. 8.
Along with Achiuwa and Azubuike, there are also Onyeka Okongwu, Isaac Okoro, Zeke Nnaji, Daniel Oturu, and Jordan Nwora on the cards. “I think it’s big,” Achiuwa said in a pre-Draft Zoom call with ESPN. “It just shows there’s a big talent culture in Nigeria when it comes to basketball, athleticism and athletes as a whole in general. “It speaks to how competitive we are and our willingness to be better in whatever we do.”
Not many teams are looking to move up, though, according to sources. The Celtics are certainly one—they have picks 14, 26 and 30—and they have a few players in mind if they do. Sources have told Heavy.com that the Celtics have been enamored with Auburn wing Isaac Okoro all year and would target him if they move up and he is on the board.