2 reasons Isaiah Mobley getting Cavs standard deal would be logical move

Isaiah Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Louis Grasse/Getty Images
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Mobley can give the Cavs solid frontcourt minutes and additional depth there

Mobley didn’t play with the Cavaliers much in meaningful minutes last season, as evidenced by him only appearing in 12 games then. That doesn’t mean he can’t do so for Cleveland from here upon receiving chances.

Mobley could give the Cavs productive rotational minutes with him being able to create some for himself with his skill set as a post player, heady roller who can make plays for others, and he could mesh well with Cleveland’s key shooters in handoff scenarios.

Operating in situations with the Cavaliers, Mobley could be an option to go at multiple spots on the floor for spurts, and with his touch and playmaking feel, he could give Cleveland a lift offensively if given the opportunities.

Isaiah Mobley is not the defensive player in terms of versatility that his brother Evan Mobley is, but the former is not a slouch on that end.

Isaiah can hold up against physical forwards and bigs, and he’s consistently in the right spots as a team defender. He gets his hands in passing lanes to deter looks as a rotator, and either in instances he’d be theoretically at the 4 or 5, his 7-foot-3 wingspan could provide some rim protection.

With him being able to contribute on both ends for stretches, Isaiah Mobley could be a solid frontcourt depth piece, if given the chances.