No. 3 reason: Cavs building the team around him
Probably the biggest reason that Mobley could have that breakout year is because of his new role that general manager Koby Altman touched on recently, as we alluded to earlier.
The gist of Altman’s conversation this offseason about Mobley and his improved role on the team had to do with the idea that the team is going to make it a priority to play the youngster more at the 5 spot and have the offense work through him. The team went out and found better shooters including Max Strus and Georges Niang and with better floor spacing Mobley will be able to make better passes and allow himself to get more easy looks as the outside shooters for the Wine and Gold knock down shots.
The team will focus more on Mobley being the centerpiece of the team for stretches and try and get away from Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell being the players that opposing teams are most worried about.
The Cavaliers are hoping that Mobley can be the starting point of the offense and help push the tempo of the team, to some degree it seems. They don’t plan on scoring 55 points in a quarter like the Golden State Warriors did a year ago, but they do seemingly want to play faster, which Mobley can fit well into.
After he gets the boards the team will have shooters like Strus, Mitchell and Niang getting up the floor for spot-up threes. The team envisions Mobley being the leader of the squad with the ball flowing through his hands as the team looks to score buckets.
Your best players need to touch the ball on most offensive possessions and with that being the goal this next season of the team, look for Mobley to truly have that breakout season.
The beautiful part of Mobley and his evolving role with the team is that he will only get better and the Cavaliers can build their team around the big man’s talents and not all teams in the NBA have that advantage.