The arrival of Donovan Mitchell in The Land has unquestionably raised the floor and ceiling of the Cleveland Cavaliers, but those should only continue to get higher with Evan Mobley still to hit his prime. That’s a scary thought not just for the rest of the Eastern Conference but for the other 29 NBA teams, as Mobley is already a huge problem.
And Evan Mobley is also not even an All-Star yet, a goal that he believes will accomplish soon (via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal).
“Being an All Star, being a top guy in the league, I’ve always envisioned that,” Mobley told the Beacon Journal on Saturday during a promotional event with Panini America. “I definitely have high hopes. I’m just going to keep striving to get better and better so I can be that.”
Evan Mobley is still just in his second year in the NBA, and at only 21 years old, there’s still a ton of time for him to develop into his full potential. By the end of the first half of the 2022-23 NBA regular season, Mobley has posted averages of 15.7 points on 55.1 percent shooting from the field and 56.2 effective field goal percentage, 8.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.4 blocks per game for the Cavs, who entered the NBA All-Star Weekend fourth in the East with a 38-23 record.
The Cavs have club options on Evan Mobley in the 2023-24 and 2024-25 NBA seasons, but with the way he is progressing, the team should already be preparing a huge contract extension for him in the near future.