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Cavs Rookie Evan Mobley Making His Mark in the Middle

The fact that Evan Mobley isn’t the NBA’s runaway for Rookie of the Year speaks to the overall strength of this year’s Draft class.

And whether the former Trojan actually takes home the hardware or not – (smart money says he will) – there simply isn’t a rookie in the Association who’s been more of a lynchpin for team success than Mobley. He’s not the sole reason for Cleveland’s surprising season, but it’s also not a coincidence that the 2021-22 Cavaliers are now just two victories away from equaling their win total from the previous two campaigns combined.