Onieka Okongw, Best Central Opportunity for 2020 NBA Draft, Handles the fractured toe, which is expected to sideline him for 1-3 weeks, ESPN’s Jonathan Givoni made the statement Wednesday afternoon. Okungw is considered the second best central opportunity behind Memphis’ James Wiseman. The USC product is expected to go into the draft lottery, which will take place almost Wednesday night at ESPN headquarters. Okongwu’s injury is not expected to affect his draft role.
Although the report said Okongwu’s draft role was not expected to be affected, the draft remains doubtful with anyone injured overnight. Now Draft Kings Game Book, Has a player position prop of O / U 6.5 as of tonight in Okong. Over +125, many believe James Wiseman could finish 2nd overall, and get a tough look from Ogong Charlotte Hornets 3rd place overall. The bottom is -150, so you can see a slight change in the odds in reaction to the news.
Three out of four of our Draft Kings Nation staff believe Okongw will go higher than 6.5 tonight. Two out of four writers (including myself) believe that Okongw will take 3rd place overall Hornets. It is rumored that Charlotte wants to upgrade at the center and Okongw is a super athletic, traditional shelter.
The final finisher around the Okongw edge. He can run the gap, can protect the edge and has more motor. Okongwu’s jump shot can be used for some work, but he is capable of dropping intermediate jumpers from a height of about 10-15 feet from the edge. If nothing else, Okongw should develop into a plus-defender, a genre Ben Wallace Type more attack upside down.