This may be the last week in which Mobley is ranked this high, as an elbow injury will likely sideline him for a good chunk of time. If the versatile center can get back on the floor soon, he could resume his Rookie of the Year campaign by going to work on both ends of the floor.
Mobley is averaging 14.6 points. 8.0 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game. Alongside Jarrett Allen on a Cleveland team that has gone all-in on size and potential, Mobley is a big reason why the Cavaliers have started so well. A healthy Mobley is a firm ROY contender no matter how his season is analyzed.
NBA Rookie Ladder: Toronto Raptors stud Scottie Barnes is the top rookie.
Even though his scoring is starting to take a slight turn downwards now that Pascal Siakam is back, Barnes has yet to be unseated at the top of these rankings. Barnes’ ability to move around the floor, finish inside, and dominate the glass has had a tangible positive impact on this team.
Barnes still has plenty of issues that he needs to iron out, but what is inarguable is the fact that he is a quality two-way player already. Toronto has a plan for getting back to the postseason consistently, and Barnes getting better every year is a huge part of that plan.