Knicks 2020 Mock Draft: 9th overall pick Isaac Okoro
Pre-Lottery Odds: 3.7%
While the 2020 NBA Draft appears to lack generational talent at the top of the board, there are a wide range of players who could be selected anywhere from 4-14 in the lottery. While some mocks would put a point guard like Tyrese Haliburton near the top of the draft, others have him falling out of the top ten. The same can be said of Auburn wing Isaac Okoro.
If the Knicks don’t select a point guard with their lottery pick, and if Tom Thibodeau is in fact named head coach, Okoro might be the perfect prospect to add to the roster. He is an exceptional defender, both on and off the ball, and alongside Frank Ntilikina and Mitchell Robinson, the Knicks could have the core ingredients to a ferocious defense.
Playing for Auburn this past college season, Okoro averaged 12.8 points on 51.2% shooting that was aided by his ability to finish around the rim. The 6-foot-9 forward can play multiple positions, handles the ball with care, and has a high basketball IQ.
He might not be the most athletic player in the draft, but he projects to be a modern wing player who could be used in multiple roles, and with a coach like Tom Thibodeau, he could turn into a star two-way player.