Cleveland Cavaliers wing Isaac Okoro is one of 63 players during the 2021-22 NBA season to enter into health and safety protocols. After a recent strong stretch of play, Okoro will now be sidelined away from the surging Cavs.
ANALYSIS: Okoro was beginning to blossom for the Cavaliers before entering the league's health and safety protocols. Over the last week, Okoro was averaging 18.5 points while converting 70% of his shot opportunities.
Entering the Association from the Universirty of Auburn, Okoro was known as a tenacious defender who needed to adjust to scoring on the NBA level. If the past four games were any indication, Okoro was beginning to have everything click together.
Okoro's absence is a major blow for the Cavs, who will now have to keep their hot streak rolling without one of their most underrated pieces.