Evan Mobley

Evan Mobley

22-Year-Old ForwardF
Cleveland Cavaliers
2023 Fantasy Outlook
After a standout rookie campaign, Mobley came into the 2022-23 season viewed as a potential breakout candidate. While he was able to increase his production across multiple categories, it was viewed by many as a slightly underwhelming season. He rounded out as the 53rd-ranked player in standard leagues, averaging 16.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. The arrival of Donovan Mitchell cut into Mobley's offensive opportunities, seeing him play as the third or even fourth option at times. He was outstanding on the defensive end of the floor, even garnering some attention in the Defensive Player of the Year voting. Many will be hoping his third season is going to bring with it increased range on the offensive end. He has the makings of someone who could develop a reliable mid-range game, as well as the ability to step out beyond the perimeter from time to time, though his 67.4 free-throw percentage is discouraging. The Cavaliers will be looking to make amends after a poor showing in the postseason. Mobley will be key to making that work, ensuring a solidified role for many years to come. He will likely be available in the fourth round of most drafts, with the upside to possibly crack the top 35 should things go his way. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $16.55 million contract with the Cavaliers in August of 2021. Cavaliers exercised $8.88 million team option for 2023-24 in October of 2022. Cavaliers exercised $11.23 million team option for 2024-25 in October of 2023.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Mobley was a force for the Trojans on both ends of the floor in his first and only season on campus. Offensively, he led the Pac-12 with 540 points scored while shooting a league-high 57.8 percent from the field. He also led the conference in rebounding (8.7 rpg) while blocking 95 total shots -- good for second in the entire country. Mobley reached double figures in all but two conference games and collected 10 double-doubles in league play alone. Effectively, it comes as no surprise that Mobley was given Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors, in addition to getting a first-team all-conference nod. In the postseason, Mobley helped carry the Trojans to the Elite Eight in a run that included a double-double in an upset against Kansas.

Settling into groove
FCleveland Cavaliers
February 12, 2024
Mobley logged 14 points (6-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, four blocks and two steals across 28 minutes during Monday's 123-121 loss to Philadelphia.
ANALYSIS
Mobley has notched five double-doubles in his past six games. Jarrett Allen (21 points, 10 rebounds), also posted a double-double Monday, and the duo coexisting with big statistical production is an excellent sign for fantasy managers.
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How does Evan Mobley compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
  • True Shooting %
    An advanced statistic that measures a player's efficiency at shooting the ball that takes field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and three point percentage into account.
  • Effective Field Goal %
    A statistic that adjusts field goal percentage to account for the fact that three-point field goals count for three points while field goals only count for two points.
  • 3-Point Attempt Rate
    Percentage of field goal attempts from three point range.
  • Free Throw Rate
    Number of free throw attempts per field goal attempt.
  • Offensive Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available offensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Defensive Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available defensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Total Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Assist %
    An estimate of the percentage of teammate field goals a player assisted while they were on the floor.
  • Steal %
    An estimate of the percentage of opponent possessions that end with a steal by the player while they were on the floor.
  • Block %
    An estimate of the percentage of opponent two-point field goal attempts blocked by the player while they were on the floor.
  • Turnover %
    An estimate of turnovers committed per 100 plays.
  • Usage %
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True Shooting %
62.8%
 
Effective Field Goal %
60.2%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
7.1%
 
Free Throw Rate
25.7%
 
Offensive Rebound %
8.8%
 
Defensive Rebound %
27.0%
 
Total Rebound %
18.1%
 
Assist %
13.3%
 
Steal %
1.2%
 
Block %
4.2%
 
Turnover %
11.3%
 
Usage %
20.2%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
37.2
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
1.2
 
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Earns All-Defensive First Team
FCleveland Cavaliers
May 9, 2023
Mobley was named to the All-Defensive First Team Tuesday, per NBA.com.
ANALYSIS
Mobley gets the nod for his first All-Defensive honor in his second career season. The 21-year-old was among the league leaders in shots contested this season while propelling Cleveland to a league-best 109.9 defensive rating.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
2021
The No. 3 overall pick last season, Mobley put together an excellent rookie campaign. He was voted to First Team All-Rookie and came in second place in one of the closest Rookie of the Year award races in recent memory -- Scottie Barnes claimed the award. Mobley got out of the gates strong and was consistent month over month. Overall, he saw 33.8 minutes per game and averaged 15.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.7 blocks and 0.8 steals. That was good for rank 75 in per-game fantasy production. Mobley's shooting efficiency (51/66/25) was a mixed bag, but clearing the 50 percent mark as a rookie is encouraging. He took just 1.3 three-point attempts per game, but improving in that area will be important while playing alongside a traditional center like Jarrett Allen. It will be more important for fantasy managers if Mobley can improve his efficiency from the charity stripe. He shot 69.4 percent on freebies during his lone season at USC compared to 66.3 percent as a rookie, so there's room for improvement, but it seems unlikely he'll be great in that area. The strongest part of Mobley's game is his defense. He's a great rim protector but also has the coordination and footspeed to hang on the perimeter against guards and wings. He also showed some passing ability, but he'll only handle the ball so much with Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell running the show. This season, fantasy managers have a right to be optimistic and select Mobley much earlier than he ranked last season. It's important to keep in mind that his rebounding and shot-blocking upside -- while great in the long term -- is a bit capped for next season given the presence of Allen on the inside, as he's a more traditional rebounding and shot-blocking big himself. But Mobley still has an opportunity to improve in that area, and with some offensive strides, he could quickly turn into one of the better two-way bigs in the game.
Easily the most-talented big man in the draft, Mobley will step in as a starter for the Cavs from Day 1. While Cleveland retained Jarrett Allen in free agency, the two bigs represent the frontcourt of the future, with Mobley's floor-spacing ability likely to land him at the power forward spot for the foreseeable future. Right now, Mobley is more comfortable in the mid-range than from three (30% 3PT as a freshman at USC last season), but he has a smooth jumper that should improve as he develops. Playing alongside Allen could sap some of Mobley's upside as a rebounder, but he's a much better passer than Allen, and his 2.9 blocks per game at USC suggest that it could be his most-valuable stat category when it comes to fantasy basketball. Cleveland's sign-and-trade deal for Lauri Markkanen will complicate Mobley's development. The Cavs gave up Larry Nance for Markkanen and signed him to a four year deal, so clearly Cleveland is committed to both Markkanen and Mobley. How the minutes are divided amongst those two and Kevin Love at the four will be very interesting. Love has stated he has no interest in a buy out. Like all rookies, expect Mobley to go through some ups and downs, but he'll likely come off the board in the later-middle-rounds of most fantasy drafts.
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Balanced outing in double-double
FCleveland Cavaliers
February 11, 2024
Mobley posted 17 points (7-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 11 rebounds and three assists in 27 minutes during Saturday's 119-95 win over the Raptors.
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Records double-double
FCleveland Cavaliers
February 9, 2024
Mobley registered 14 points (5-8 FG, 4-4 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists and two blocks over 26 minutes during Thursday's 118-95 win over the Nets.
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Hits for 22 in Wednesday's win
FCleveland Cavaliers
February 8, 2024
Mobley racked up 22 points (9-10 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 25 minutes during Wednesday's 114-106 win over the Wizards.
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Dishes out seven assists Monday
FCleveland Cavaliers
February 6, 2024
Mobley posted 11 points (5-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 14 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block across 28 minutes during Monday's 136-110 win over Sacramento.
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Slight increase to minute limit
FCleveland Cavaliers
February 5, 2024
Coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Mobley will see a slight minute increase, with his limit set to 26 for Monday's matchup versus the Kings, Evan Dammarell of FearTheSword.com reports.
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