Like the Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee, with Giannis and Thanasis, or the Wagner in Magic, Moe and Franz, the Mobley brothers will play together in Cleveland. Isaiah has just joined his little brother Evan in Cleveland, after being chosen in 49th position in the Draft.
Result: it was Evan who came to see his brother at the Summer League this year, whereas a year ago it was the opposite, and it is up to the “little one” to give advice to the big brother.
“He told me not to be afraid of missing me, that I was a rookie, that it was part of the process”Isaiah Mobley told The Athletic. “He reminded me that I had played well at all levels before, that I knew my qualities. »
Isaiah Mobley signed with the Cavaliers on a two-way contract and will spend his next season between the NBA franchise and G-League team, the Cleveland Charge. Therefore, he is not going to share the whole season with Evan, but the main thing for him is to be in Ohio, and nowhere else, with his brother.
“When I saw I was going to Cleveland, at first I was speechless. I did not know what to say “he remembers, he who was in California that evening. “After five seconds, I hugged my parents and was moved. It was strong. Evan was excited, he was behind me, smiling. We took pictures of it all, it was a great moment. I’m a fan of this franchise, not just by default because my brother would be in it. I like their energy, the fact that they all support each other. Thanks to my brother, I got to see these guys up close. The camaraderie is not always present at the professional level and it is quite unique among the Cavaliers. »
In five games in Las Vegas, the rookie averaged 8.8 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. As for his Draft comrades, it is an important first experience before jumping into the deep end at the start of the school year.
“It helped me a lot. I tasted the league, I played with my teammates. We have time before the season starts, so I have to work and do what the Cavaliers are going to ask of me in order to be ready. It’s a great opportunity. »