Evan Mobley Reacts To Kevin Garnett Comparisons: “I Think It’s A Pretty Good Comparison”

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Evan Mobley Reacts To Kevin Garnett Comparisons: “I Think It’s A Pretty Good Comparison”


Last year’s draft class was incredibly impressive in their first year. Aside from number one pick Cade Cunningham and Rookie of the Year winner Scottie Barnes, Cleveland Cavaliers big man Evan Mobley impressed the most.

Mobley, who was selected third overall, was the runner-up for the Rookie of the Year award, played 69 games (all starts) while averaging 15.0 points on 50.8% shooting from the field, 8.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.7 blocks in 33.8 minutes.

The best is yet to come for the young big, who has impressed on both ends of the floor. When watching great young basketball talent, the media and fans always like to compare them to future greats. With Mobley, the verdict is pretty much set in stone, as almost everyone compares the Cavalier to NBA legend Kevin Garnett.

During the Cleveland Cavaliers’ media day, Mobley now talked about the Garnett comparisons and revealed that he thinks they’re valid.

Per The Athletic:


There have been comparisons made of Mobley, who has one pro season and averages of 15.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks under his belt, to Kevin Garnett, who is a member of the 2020 class of the Naismith Hall of Fame. Mobley even mentioned Garnett’s name himself during his Monday availability. Afterward, Mobley told me: “I think it’s a pretty good comparison.”

“I try not to compare myself to anybody for real though, because I am my own player,” Mobley said. “I think it’s a good comparison, as well as to every other player that has my same physique.”

And when I mentioned to Mobley that Garnett was, in fact, a Hall of Famer, he smiled wide and said, “Yeah, I mean, yeah, he is a great player as well, so I think it’s a pretty good comparison.”


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