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Who is Isaac Okoro's Favorite Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Emperor?

  • Arcadius (if one does not count Constantine as first)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Justinian the Great

    Votes: 9 15.3%
  • Zeno

    Votes: 2 3.4%
  • Heraclius

    Votes: 3 5.1%
  • Basil II, the Bulgar Slayer

    Votes: 6 10.2%
  • Nikephoros II Phokas, the Pale Death of the Saracens

    Votes: 7 11.9%
  • Alexios I Komnenos

    Votes: 4 6.8%
  • John II, the Beautiful Komnenos

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Constantine XI

    Votes: 4 6.8%
  • Jim I Chones, the Magnificent

    Votes: 28 47.5%

  • Total voters
    59
Okoro could respond phenomenally well to a change in leadership. Unless there's a sell-high option out there, I'm definitely erring on the side of wait and see, because it seems like a low risk, moderate reward kind of thing.

Offensively he just needs confidence (to shoot threes) and scheme (because he is somewhat limited in skillset). Both could be unlocked with coaching. Kenny is known for offense and off ball action and back cuts, right? Something Okoro could excel at because I do think he is smart and can identify when to cut, and obviously his athleticism helps finish it off.

Defensively his biggest opportunity is rebounding, which is also partially scheme-driven, though yes there is no evidence that even with a different scheme he would be a better rebounder.
 
I'm personally done with Okoro. The Knicks' first round defense left him open a lot. He shot 2.6 threes in 15 minutes of playing time in that series. It's reasonable for us fans to think okay, that's fine because he can work on it in the off-season and be better next post-season?

Instead, he comes back and averages 2.4 threes in 23 minutes against Orlando. That rate is lower than the rate against New York.

Well, we're counting on Atkinson to change some of the focus of certain players on the offensive end, right? So if the issue is less Okoro 's ability to shoot than his willingness to pull the trigger, that seems like the kind of thing for which a new coach could have a positive impact.

What makes me nervous about trading Okoro is that for all guards we have on this team, Okoro is really the only one who is a defense-first guy. I'd feel better about trading him if we'd drafted differently, or acquired Herb Jones, etc..
 
Well, we're counting on Atkinson to change some of the focus of certain players on the offensive end, right? So if the issue is less Okoro 's ability to shoot than his willingness to pull the trigger, that seems like the kind of thing for which a new coach could have a positive impact.

What makes me nervous about trading Okoro is that for all guards we have on this team, Okoro is really the only one who is a defense-first guy. I'd feel better about trading him if we'd drafted differently, or acquired Herb Jones, etc..
If, and I say if, Okoro and Levert for cam johnson and finney smith works for me. I guess it would be a sign and trade in okoro's case
Levert is a nice expiring for a rebuilding team

Would that entice the nets or could they get more dealing those two in separate deals

Also move Garland for a taller defense minded 2 guard. Also utilize strus at the 2

Bring Allen back for another year. Trade him next off season for whatever the needs are there. I think allen could bring back a lot. I just see how Mobley develops this year
 
I used to work out in old clothes I didn't want/worried about staining too.

I understand the foundation of your lazy troll.

I just found it interesting that he would post it on social media with his contract situation in limbo.

Carry on.
 
Well, we're counting on Atkinson to change some of the focus of certain players on the offensive end, right? So if the issue is less Okoro 's ability to shoot than his willingness to pull the trigger, that seems like the kind of thing for which a new coach could have a positive impact.

What makes me nervous about trading Okoro is that for all guards we have on this team, Okoro is really the only one who is a defense-first guy. I'd feel better about trading him if we'd drafted differently, or acquired Herb Jones, etc..
This is my concern as well. He is a defense-first guy and he seems to get substantially better at it during playoffs.

This year Okoro playoffs

Opponents
On 109.3
Off 115.7
Difference 6.4

Okoro 2023 playoffs

Opponents
On 97.2
Off 113.9
Difference 16.7

Our offense was practically neutral with him these playoffs but it's clear we are better defensively with him.

Offensively he has improved his 3pt percentage every year in the league. 39% this year with career attempts per min.

A different coach with a new scheme maybe just what's needed. We get him to 6-7 attempts per game he becomes that true 3&D guy.
 
I think we all agree that we want Okoro to be a Cav4Life and the Cavs & Okoro probably are dialed in with us fans with that line of thinking…

Therefore I’m not all that concerned with the negotiations and this one can really lay on the back burner until some other things get sorted out…
 
Id like to keep him.

When you have a guy like him you can throw on the best scorer. The thing about him not being able to guard bigger guys had mostly not been true for more than a year.

You have to think he could be one of the biggest beneficiaries of Kenny Atkinson. I hope Kenny sees him playmaking from dribble hand offs, but all that tape was from early last year
 
Id like to keep him.

When you have a guy like him you can throw on the best scorer. The thing about him not being able to guard bigger guys had mostly not been true for more than a year.

You have to think he could be one of the biggest beneficiaries of Kenny Atkinson. I hope Kenny sees him playmaking from dribble hand offs, but all that tape was from early last year
It wouldn't surprise if Okoro took a leap forward in Kenny's system. One of my biggest griefs with JBB is not letting players play to their strengths. Okoro is super athletic and is probably one of the fastest on the team, why are we parking him in the corner for a full 24 secs?
 

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