Evan Mobley (should be considered for) Defensive Player of the Year

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Is Evan Mobley the Greatest Player of All Time?

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    Votes: 43 44.8%
  • Yes

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  • Yes

    Votes: 4 4.2%
  • YAAASSS!!!

    Votes: 25 26.0%
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Wham with the Right Hand

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There's literally nothing stopping him from quickly kicking it out to the perimeter when the D collapses on him like it did in the Spurs game. The math still applies – an open 3pt shot is better than a forced post-up. Every single time.

Also, our perimeter guys are willing passers. If Mobley kicks it out and quickly re-seals his defender, it's likely he'll get the ball back right away. But he's got to have more trust.

For a guy who's obviously a very talented passer, Mobley has developed some black hole tendencies with his post-ups. Not sure why – he was much more inclined to play inside-out early in the season.

You have to be a GREAT post-up player to justify that being a large part of your team's offense. Mobley is far from great in the low block at this point. Really, he's not even good. He has one move, a difficult turnaround fadeaway that defenses see coming every time.

Just pass the ball, youngin
He's extremely patient when he gets the ball in the low post and doesn't mind dribbling four of five times plus ball fakes to get shot he wants. However, that takes a lot of time and he ends up getting stripped by other defenders dropping down. I agree he needs to keep his head on a swivel and when he sees the cavalry arriving just kick the ball outside.

He had a great play the end of the third quarter when he took the inbound pass with four seconds on the clock. He faked a handoff to Cedi, then took one dribble toward the hoop like he was driving for a layup. That drew Cedi's defender and Mobley kicked it back to Cedi for an uncontested three, which he hit at the buzzer. That turned out to be a big shot in a close game.
 

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There's literally nothing stopping him from quickly kicking it out to the perimeter when the D collapses on him like it did in the Spurs game. The math still applies – an open 3pt shot is better than a forced post-up. Every single time.
If Mobley or the team thinks he can learn by posting up like that instead of kicking it out then the forced post-up is better for the Cavs.
 

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Love Mobley… A night like tonight against the Thunder he can’t have 5 rebounds…

For as well as the team is playing, if Mobley can start getting those 12,13,14 rebound nights this team can take another step….

Way too many second chances opportunities for teams without dominant interior rebounders…
 

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Love Mobley… A night like tonight against the Thunder he can’t have 5 rebounds…

For as well as the team is playing, if Mobley can start getting those 12,13,14 rebound nights this team can take another step….

Way too many second chances opportunities for teams without dominant interior rebounders…
Opposing teams are running thick bodied guys out there and their home court refs are allowing unlimited pushing, grabbing, elbowing, smacking, and undercutting on a regular basis. That's the new book on how to challenge our long but relatively light bodied lineup.

I'd like to see us pick up a wide bodied thumper, a young Kendrick Perkins if you will, to go out and punish some people when they go after our guys the way they do.
 

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I'd like to see us pick up a wide bodied thumper, a young Kendrick Perkins if you will, to go out and punish some people when they go after our guys the way they do.


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Opposing teams are running thick bodied guys out there and their home court refs are allowing unlimited pushing, grabbing, elbowing, smacking, and undercutting on a regular basis. That's the new book on how to challenge our long but relatively light bodied lineup.

I'd like to see us pick up a wide bodied thumper, a young Kendrick Perkins if you will, to go out and punish some people when they go after our guys the way they do.
I nominate Isaiah Hartenstein.
 

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The rockets really fucked up. They took kpj off of our hands that handle us Mobley and they gift wrapped us Allen cause they didn’t wanna pay him Lmaoo rockets fan must be pissed
When we win our next NBA Championship they should vote the Rockets front office a full share of the money.

To be accurate they didn't actually take KPJ off our hands. I think we just released him and they decided what's to lose by giving him a shot.

He seems to be back in their good graces, however. Last game he played 31 minutes with 16 points and 8 assists. His shooting percentages are still abysmal but with all that talent I wouldn't put it past him to mature into a solid starting 2 if he can stay away from the fast cars and the guns and refrain from launching any more locker room refreshments at coaches and front office personnel.
 
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When we win our next NBA Championship they should vote the Rockets front office a full share of the money.

To be accurate they didn't actually take KPJ off our hands. I think we just released him and they decided what's to lose by giving him a shot.

He seems to be back in their good graces, however. Last game he played 31 minutes with 16 points and 8 assists. His shooting percentages are still abysmal but with all that talent I wouldn't put it past him to mature into a solid starting 2 if he can stay away from the fast cars and the guns and refrain from launching any more locker room refreshments at coaches and front office personnel.
I’m happy the Cavs are no longer hoping a malcontent can turn into something. That’s perpetual rebuilding at its finest.
The fact good graces needs mentioning is a very large red flag- but that’s what happens when your at the bottom.
 

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