This ascending big is Cleveland Cavaliers Player of the Month for March

Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images
Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images /
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At the beginning of last month, one had to have been hopeful the Cleveland Cavaliers could be primed for a strong batch of outings. Cleveland did stumble a bit coming out of the All-Star break, with two losses to the Denver Nuggets and then, in blowout fashion, to the Atlanta Hawks.

For the month ahead to come, the Cavaliers did have a good chance to rack up victories, though, and build momentum heading into what looked to be a playoff run. The Cavs had a record of 9-5 last month, which was a solid response, despite a few close losses, in particular, that were a bit frustrating.

Cleveland has lost both of their contests this week, but still have won six of 10, and last month, and they should be set to have homecourt advantage in the first round. It was a soft schedule for the most part, admittedly, as Cleveland had several wins against teams that aren’t realistically in the playoff picture, but to the Cavaliers’ credit, they got the job done most of the time, and are headed to the postseason for the first time since 2018. This will be the first time Cleveland will have reached the playoffs without LeBron James on the roster since 1998, also.

This past month was one where, regardless of circumstances, it was imperative Cleveland take care of what lied in front of them, and continue to move forward. The Cavaliers did a decent job in that aspect, and even with them being set up for success in the last full month of the regular season, with the team still a young group overall, some setbacks could’ve potentially occurred.

For the most part, that didn’t happen, however, and the group did do better than last season in games where Jarrett Allen has not been active down the stretch. And one Cavs standout really set the tone in March, as he has a bunch in the second half of the season, and he helped the team stay on track with the playoffs looming.

Evan Mobley was once again our Cleveland Cavaliers Player of the Month, thanks to his impact defense and burgeoning offensive play.

Mobley just keeps getting better and better, and last month he was terrific on both ends of the floor.