Cleveland Cavaliers: 2 goals for Evan Mobley in 2021-22

Cleveland Cavaliers big Evan Mobley shoots the ball. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers big Evan Mobley shoots the ball. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Evan Mobley with the third overall pick of the 2021 NBA Draft.

Mobley was an incredible pick for the Cavaliers and he has tremendous upside. His offensive game has drawn comparisons to Chris Bosh while his defensive game has reminded some of Anthony Davis.

With comparisons like that, Mobley has the potential to be a Hall of Famer one day. However, building his resume for the Hall of Fame begins the minute he touches the floor.

There are two major goals for Evan Mobley going into the 2021-2022 season.

#1: For the Cavs big to win Rookie of the Year

Evan Mobley currently has the fourth-best odds of taking home the Rookie of the Year trophy, per WynnBet.

With Cade Cunningham headlining the draft class and already drawing comparisons to LeBron James, this will be a difficult award to win for Mobley.

One of the major reasons being that he will not have the ball in his hands as much as other frontrunners for Rookie of the Year.

With Mobley being a power forward in the Cavs offense, he will not be handling the ball much; he’ll get his share of touches still, but this means he must rely on his teammates to get him shots a good amount of the time, one would assume. This also will likely be detrimental to his assists numbers.

With this being a very deep draft class, there are a handful of candidates that could take home Rookie of the Year. For Mobley to win, he must be a crucial catalyst for the Cavaliers offense along with turning heads on the defensive end.

It is not unrealistic by any means to expect Mobley to win, however, it will be an uphill battle for him.

If he is able to complete this goal, it will mean amazing things for the Cavs and they will likely be a playoff team.

#2: Average a double-double for the Cavs

This is by far a simpler and much more achievable goal for Mobley to achieve.

It is a great starting point for his career averages. Mobley is a very versatile player who can really do it all for the Cavaliers.

If he is still able to average more than ten rebounds a game with a player like Jarrett Allen on his team, it would mean amazing things for Cleveland’s defense and rebounding.

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While he would likely have to put up better numbers than just 10.0 points and rebounds a game to win Rookie of the Year, a more lofty goal for Mobley would be to average around 15-20 points and 10 rebounds a game. That is a lot to ask in Year 1 for the USC product, though.