Evan Mobley (should have been) Rookie of the Year

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Is Evan Mobley the Greatest Player of All Time?

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  • Yes

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  • YAAASSS!!!

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InBoobieWeTrust

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I was super proud of the young fella today after a stretch of poor rebounding he got his ass in there and showed exactly what he can do with that length and timing. He should be a double double machine eventually. He will be a good rebounder. He will be good at everything. And that 4th q 3 after passing up a wide open corner look. Minutes earlier….*chefs kiss*
 

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I was super proud of the young fella today after a stretch of poor rebounding he got his ass in there and showed exactly what he can do with that length and timing. He should be a double double machine eventually. He will be a good rebounder. He will be good at everything. And that 4th q 3 after passing up a wide open corner look. Minutes earlier….*chefs kiss*
He absolutely has all the tools to be a good rebounder, and since he's an eager student of the game, I'm sure he will learn. Still excited to see what kind of player he will be in a few years! What he's already doing now is a remarkable treat.
 

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My brother pointed out and I noticed myself, mobley does seem to have bad hands. This game tonight he fumbled at least 3 balls.
 

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My brother pointed out and I noticed myself, mobley does seem to have bad hands. This game tonight he fumbled at least 3 balls.
I think it’s more a strength thing. He gets it knocked out. Get 25 lbs of muscle on him and it’s over for the league.
 

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My brother pointed out and I noticed myself, Mobley does seem to have bad hands. This game tonight he fumbled at least 3 balls.
It has become a focal point for defenses to collapse on our bigs in the paint with busy hands swiping away at the ball, because it works. JBB needs to be coaching our bigs up with some countermeasures against this. The general poor outside shooting that screws up our spacing doesn't help.

JAA is even a victim to this but he counters it with strong decisive go-to moves and footwork. Definitely important for Mobley to develop his version of some go-to moves that work for him. Free-lancing isn't an option any more as he becomes a focal point for defenses.
 

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The Warriors set the template for neutralizing Allen and Mobley. They both have a high center of gravity so the Warriors would get wide and push them off their spots on the floor. This was especially clear when the veteran Warriors knew the play was about to set one of them up. Some of this will be gaining strength, some of this will also be anticipation.

All that said, Mobley was the man in crunch time of a close Knicks game. He owned the glass and scared the Knicks away from scoring in the paint. Julius Randle is in his prime, making bank and on national commercials... but Mobley dominated him all night without Allen's help.
 

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It has become a focal point for defenses to collapse on our bigs in the paint with busy hands swiping away at the ball, because it works. JBB needs to be coaching our bigs up with some countermeasures against this. The general poor outside shooting that screws up our spacing doesn't help.

JAA is even a victim to this but he counters it with strong decisive go-to moves and footwork. Definitely important for Mobley to develop his version of some go-to moves that work for him. Free-lancing isn't an option any more as he becomes a focal point for defenses.
I also see Mobley and Allen getting hammered and no calls.
 

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The Warriors set the template for neutralizing Allen and Mobley. They both have a high center of gravity so the Warriors would get wide and push them off their spots on the floor. This was especially clear when the veteran Warriors knew the play was about to set one of them up. Some of this will be gaining strength, some of this will also be anticipation.

All that said, Mobley was the man in crunch time of a close Knicks game. He owned the glass and scared the Knicks away from scoring in the paint. Julius Randle is in his prime, making bank and on national commercials... but Mobley dominated him all night without Allen's help.
Mobley still finds ways to dominate even if they make it tough on him to get his offense rolling by collapsing on him in the paint, by having strong/low center-of-gravity guys push him around down low, bumping, grabbing, and yes, fouling with impunity. When it came time to grab rebounds in crunch time he dominated with his length, athleticism, and determination. He would not be denied. And defensively he has become almost a force field around the paint, who causes offensive players to pass and defer their shots when they sense he's within blocking range (which is more often than not). Nobody wants to become another victim in part of Mobley's ever-growing highlight reel of blocked shots.

Evan has surpassed my expectations by leaps and bounds already, and I can hardly imagine what he'll bring to the table after his first off-season as a pro getting elite NBA level conditioning and training. Even though Mobley is a slender guy he's still strong as hell. When he adds another 25-30 lbs. of lean muscle he'll be an amazing force in the paint. He'll nail down some signature moves and shots that will become almost automatic, he'll have a few counter-moves to his counter-moves. He'll get more comfortable with his three point shot and he'll start taking more of them. The future is bright with this young man.
 

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