With the second pick in the NBA draft the Houston Rockets select….

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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Evan Mobley #4 of the USC Trojans (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Evan Mobley #4 of the USC Trojans (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The best fit for the Houston Rockets at number two

As stated earlier, Cunningham is practically the top player on almost everyone’s draft board. Even with John Wall and Kevin Porter Jr. in the backcourt, you always take the most talented player at number one regardless of roster fit.

But with the second pick, do you go with Evan Mobley, Jalen Suggs, or Jalen Green? In my opinion, you go with the player who has the most upside and more overall skills, and that is Mobley.

Suggs and Green will be good players in the league but are very similar to Porter Jr. and won’t bring any additional skills beyond what the Rockets already have in the backcourt. Mobley gives you an elite rim protector who can not only contest the first shot, but who also has the ability to get off the floor and contest multiple shots in one possession.

Watch how Mobley not only can block shots in the lane, but also get out and contest smaller players out at the 3-point line.

The ability to go from the 3-point line back to the post in a blink of an eye is huge in today’s NBA, with everyone switching the majority of the game. Mobley is also an above-average passer for a big man.

He can make the cross-court pass from the post and can also make touch passes in the lane. He also has a soft touch in the lane, which should translate to the NBA.

Next: Mobley's weaknesses

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