The Cleveland Cavaliers have selected USC big man Evan Mobley with the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. Mobley thrived in the Pac-12 last season by averaging 16.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game for the Trojans.
Gary Parrish’s grade: A
Here’s what CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish had to say about Mobley as he graded each team’s pick in the NBA Draft:
I actually think this is the easiest pick in the draft. The roster may need some work and the team may not have been competitive in recent years, but getting Mobley in the building could be the first step in the right direction for Cleveland as it attempts to finally return to the postseason.