- Oct 20, 2013
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It's been a bit surreal to me all year that no one can see Cade's weaknesses. I never watched him in HS, so my first impression of him was this year for OK State and all I knew was that he was the #1 guy. My first big takeaway was that he wasn't as athletic as I thought he'd be, and yet for some reason no one connected to the game seems to see it? I just don't understand, it seems so obvious.
Another really impressive Mobley tidbit from nba.com:
• Averaging a tremendous 1.41 points per shot around the rim in the half court [90th percentile], Mobley’s tools make him a constant threat to play above the rim, but he also scored an impressive 1.14 points per floater [92nd percentile] as his ability to drop in shots with touch shined last season.
He also shot 46% with 2 pt shots outside the paint, and he scored .94 PPP on off the dribble jumpers and 52% on long 2s. I think there's a lot to like with his overall touch and there's reason for optimism that he can extend his range to 3 once his footwork is cleaned up.
Look at Mobley's shooting vs Barnes. Neither one is a great shooter from 3, but there's so much more optimism for Mobley's jumper as a weapon than for Barnes.
His versatile offensive arsenal definitely gives a lot of optimism for him even in the early going. His lack of early strength won't be much of an issue if he's able to utilize floaters, dribbles etc.
Just seems like such a matchup problem once he truly fills out. Still what reigns supreme in the playoffs.