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Every team needs an iron man. 

This is someone who is going to step up and get minutes despite any pain or struggles they may be dealing with. These are the players that the coaches can always count on no matter what the circumstance is.

The Cleveland Cavaliers iron man is undoubtedly Isaac Okoro who always seems to be there.

Okoro was on track to play in all 82 games for the Cavs in the 2022-23 season. He has played in every game up to this point, but that streak came to an end with just a week and a half left in the regular season. On Sunday evening, Okoro left the game at halftime due to "left knee soreness." 

He was then ruled out for the Cavs' contest against the Hawks. This is the very first game that Okoro has missed all season which shows how he embraces that iron man mentality. 

Okoro may not drop 30 points per game, but Okoro's big contribution to the Cavs is his consistent availability Okoro is averaging 6.4 points on 49.4 percent shooting from the floor and 36.3 percent shooting from behind the arc.

Consistency is nothing new for Okoro. Last season he played in 67 games and 67 games in his rookie season. In his rookie year, there were only 72 regular season games.

Hopefully, this injury is nothing too serious and the team is letting him rest up before the playoffs start. They're going to need his durability when it comes to a best-of-seven series. 


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