The Cavs recent draft rumor is the Cavs wanting Evan Mobley if the Rockets take Jalen Green.
The Cavs still have a lot of choices to make in the upcoming 2021 NBA Draft. Draft rumors have them trading up, trading down, trading the pick for veteran talent, and so many other ideas and rumors have emerged. The team was rumored to be high on Jonathan Kuminga but that seems more like a “last-ditch effort” if the guys they want are already gone. A new draft rumor suggests the Rockets are in on Jalen Green and if that’s the case the Cavs would take Evan Mobley at number three overall.
Matt Moore, of the Action Network, was the one to write about this rumor.
"Jalen Green is the odds-on favorite to go No. 2 to Houston. The options seem to be down to Green and Mobley, and there’s been a decent amount of noise that the Cavaliers are expecting Houston to take Green, which is why they’re starting to zero in on Mobley."
While Moore’s name isn’t the most common in the NBA blogosphere for rumor reporting, it’s worth pointing out we don’t know who he knows so it’s possible the Cavs are looking at Mobley.
Evan Mobley makes sense but only if the Cavs keep Collin Sexton
All offseason long we’ve been hearing about how the Cavaliers may trade Collin Sexton, and the belief behind that idea was powered by the Cavaliers possibly drafting a guard. If the Cavs don’t take a guard in the 2021 NBA Draft, then what’s the point of trading away Sexton?
The Cavaliers are already pretty deep at the bigs at the moment. For centers, they already have Jarrett Allen, who may be getting a big contract with the Cavaliers, as well as Isiah Hartenstein, a young center with great defensive upside. Cleveland also has Kevin Love, Dean Wade, and Larry Nance Jr. at the power forward spot as well.
Adding Mobley would seem to indicate that Allen and/or Love would be done with Cleveland.