No. 1: Isaiah Mobley has played REALLY well
Isaiah Mobley played really well on Sunday. He had 15 points and six rebounds, but most importantly, four assists. Mobley has shown that he is a more than capable playmaker for his size and position, and his perimeter shooting has been a positive, too.
Sure, 15 points isn’t groundbreaking. However, he only played 22 minutes, as the team was leading by a lot of points. Mobley didn’t need to play a ton of minutes, as Cleveland wanted to play a lot of players. The Cavaliers played every guy on their Summer League roster in the game, as it was nice to give each player a chance to show their worth on the court.
Mobley also had one steal and one block, which was nice to see. Mobley isn’t a slouch on defense. He has nice awareness for a player going into his sophomore season in the NBA. He’s not as good as his NBA All-Defensive First Team brother, Evan Mobley, but Isaiah won’t be targeted on defense that often.
Depending on how Isaiah Mobley plays during the rest of the Summer League, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see his two-way contract converted to a standard contract, and maybe eventually being a player in the Cavs’ regular rotation. His performance on Friday night was pretty impressive, too, as he had 15 points, nine rebounds, six assists, a block and a steal.
The Cavaliers’ power forward spot is filled out, as the backups are Georges Niang and Dean Wade. That said, Wade is also capable of playing the small forward position, and Mobley can play the center spot if he really needed to.