Things have been a bit rocky for the Cleveland Cavaliers lately, with the team dropping to sixth in the Eastern Conference amid injury struggles.
All of this has thrown a speed bump on their path to the postseason.
But they looked spectacular on Monday night when they took down the Los Angeles Clippers 120-11 in an overtime win.
And rookie Evan Mobley once again showed that he plays like someone who’s been in the league for years now.
30 PTS | 6 REB | 2 STL | 2 BLK
Rookie @evanmobley looked like a seasoned-vet dropping a career-high 30 points to lift the @cavs to the win! pic.twitter.com/jEhSOJa1g6
— NBA (@NBA) March 15, 2022
Mobley put up a career-high 30 points in the game and also achieved 6 rebounds and 2 killer blocks as well.
For the night, Mobley ended with 59 percent from the field.
This is just another example of Mobley playing beyond his experience and far better than an average rookie.
There is nothing about Mobley that could ever be considered “average.”
Rookie Of The Year?
This year’s race for Rookie of the Year is incredibly competitive and stacked this year.
There are huge names like Cade Cunningham of the Detroit Pistons, Scottie Barnes of the Toronto Raptors, Josh Giddey of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Franz Wagner of the Orlando Magic.
Despite that crowded field, Mobley has consistently been towards the top of the list.
Monday night was just another reason why.
Mobley is a scorer, no doubt about that, but his ability to score points and defend are really what make him special.
His quickness and ability to read plays and stop points are not common in guys who just started playing in the league.
He really does look like someone who has been in the NBA for a few years now and has adjusted to how it works and how the other players operate.
Now his biggest test is ahead of him because the playoffs are coming.NEXT: Are The Cleveland Cavaliers In Trouble?