- Oct 3, 2019
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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.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 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.