During his first year with the Cavs, Mobley averaged 15 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.
But when you dig deeper into his numbers, you see some more impressive statistics that really show how important and talented a young player he is.
Most clutch points by a rookie last season:
67 — Cade Cunningham
58 — Scottie Barnes
56 — Evan Mobley, Franz Wagner pic.twitter.com/0ScOr6uV1C
— StatMuse (@statmuse) August 4, 2022
When ranking rookie players based on the number of clutch points they made last year, Mobley comes in at third place, only behind Cade Cunningham of the Detroit Pistons and Scottie Barnes of the Toronto Raptors.
Mobley is tied with Franz Wagner of the Orlando Magic with 56 clutch points, while Barnes had 58 and Cunningham had 67.
Being a reliable clutch player is a huge deal in the NBA and it is the sort of quality that all teams are looking for.
Is Mobley really the future of the team?
Clutch For Cleveland
What constitutes a clutch point?
It is a point that is made in the last five minutes of a game where the lead is five points or less.
As you know, scoring during those crucial moments is vital for a team’s success.
Mobley is not only able to score during the majority of the game and also get a lot of rebounds, but he has also shown that his team can turn to him when they need him most.
This is the sort of stuff that a team leader does.
And Mobley is showing that he can step up to that challenge and fill the role.
Mobley has set a very high bar for himself as his second season begins.