'He's got it. He's the one.': Rookie Evan Mobley has reshaped the Cavaliers and has become the team's best player

There were high expectations for Cleveland's rookie but many thought he wouldn't be this NBA-ready right away.

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When looking it over, the Cleveland Cavaliers' draft strategy over the last few years tends to buck conventional sense. Even though they took Collin Sexton in 2018, it didn't stop them from taking Darius Garland in 2019. The same can be said for taking Evan Mobley in 2021, even though the Cavaliers had already traded and extended big man Jarrett Allen. That is, of course, if you only view team building as a binary experiment where you only grab the best overall fit, not the best overall talent. If you look at how Cleveland built through the lens of the latter instead of the former, their draft process makes a lot more sense.

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