Hit in the elbow in mid-November, Evan Mobley was initially to be absent for several weeks. But since he is not really a rookie like the others, the third choice of the 2021 NBA Draft will normally make his return on Saturday. Great news for the Cavaliers!
Yes, you read that right, Evan Mobley has a very good chance of being on the Cavaliers’ floor tomorrow for the match between Cleveland and Orlando. It is Shams Charania who has just released the info on his Twitter account. According to the insider of The Athletic and Woj’s number one rival, within 20 posts should leave the infirmary unless there is a last minute relapse. As a reminder, Mobley suffered from a sore right elbow and it spoke of an absence of two to four weeks. Today is November 26, 2021 and it’s barely ten days since he left the group. The news of Shams is therefore a pleasant surprise, especially for a Cleveland team that is struggling a lot at the moment. The last game Mobley played was in the loss to Boston on November 15, in what was arguably his worst game of the start of the season (1 point to 0/11 shooting, but 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 counters). Since ? JB Bickerstaff’s men haven’t won a single encounter. Four games without Mobley (and without Collin Sexton, injured for the season), four losses. Okay, the schedule was very tight with Golden State, Brooklyn twice and Phoenix in front, but it’s clear that young Evan missed out on Cleveland.
Because Mobley, he really made noise at the start of the season. Forget Jalen Green and Cade Cunningham, the third pick of the 2021 NBA Draft is the most successful in the first few weeks among the rookies, with Scottie Barnes not far behind. If the Cavs started the season with nine wins over the first fifteen games, it is mainly thanks to their nugget: 14.6 points, 8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1 steal average, all at 49.4% shooting (30.8% far) and 77.1% free throws, it’s very serious. It did not take long to see the huge defensive potential of the guy, but in addition he released some very promising offensive perfs, as against the Knicks for example (26 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists) at the beginning of the month. November. No frankly, this kid has what it takes to one day become a two-way player truly dominant in the Big League, and the Cavaliers have with it a centerpiece on which to build their future.
With this express return, Evan Mobley will be able to resume his beautiful rookie campaign, a campaign that could well end with a Rookie of the Year trophy in his hands in a few months. If it picks up at the same pace and holds up over time, there is simply a risk that there will be no debate.
Source texte : The Athletic
Just in on the return of Cavaliers rookie Evan Mobley: pic.twitter.com/DMwotVSAjy
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 26, 2021