Evan Mobley has already had an impressive start to his career for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In his first two seasons in the NBA, Mobley already has an All-Defensive First Team selection, and was a finalist for the award. Mobley was the youngest NBA player to ever be a finalist for the DPOY, which is very impressive. He did not win the award, but was still one of the league’s best defenders last season.
Also, Mobley was an All-Rookie First-Teamer back in the 2021-22 season, and might have been robbed of the Rookie of the Year award, as Toronto Raptor Scottie Barnes won the award by a close vote. Mobley was a unanimous selection to the All-Rookie First Team, though, and statistically, has been the best player from the 2022 NBA Draft class.
All of these accolades, and Mobley is still only 22 years old! Next offseason, Mobley will most likely get a huge extension from the Cleveland Cavaliers, and he deserves all of that money already. Given what he brings to the table defensively, as well as his steadily improving offensive game, he’s going to be a scary player to match up against in the league someday.
Mobley has a ton of years ahead of himself when it comes to his NBA career, but Cavaliers fans are still going to want to think, what will his career look like when he’s retired?
Chances are, that day will come years and years down the line, so we have plenty of time to watch Mobley play. With that all said, here is Mobley’s best-case and worst-case scenarios for his career from here with the Wine and Gold.
We’ll begin with the worst-case scenario for the USC product.