Cleveland Cavaliers second-year power forward Evan Mobley has quickly developed into one of the intriguing young talents in the NBA.
Since the start of the season, Evan Mobley has been a key contributor to the Cavaliers front court. On a nightly basis, he has stuffed the stat sheet. Now with his latest achievement, he has joined LeBron James in the Cavaliers record books.
On Friday night, as the Cavaliers take on the Oklahoma City Thunder, Mobley recorded the 1000th rebound of his career. Evan Mobley is the first Cavaliers player to record 1000 rebounds before their 21st birthday since James.
Heading into the fourth quarter of this Cavaliers-Thunder matchup, Mobley has dominated. He has recorded 21 points, eight rebounds, one assist, and one block.
On the season, Evan Mobley is averaging career-highs. Over 48 games, he is averaging 15.2 PPG, 8.9 RPG, 2.7 APG, and 1.3 BPG. From the floor, he is shooting 55.8%.
Mobley is set to be a key piece in the future of this Cavaliers team. Alongside Evan Mobley, this core consists of Donovan Mitchell, Darius Garland, Isaac Okoro, and Jarrett Allen.
With this new roster in place, this team has defied expectations. On the season, they have a record of 30-20 and are second in the Central Division. This team also currently sits at fifth in the Eastern Conference.
The Cavaliers have their sights set on a championship. With young players such as Mobley on the court, this team looks to make a run this season. They have regularly taken down some of the best teams in the league with ease. And as the season has progressed, they have only gotten better.