With the second pick in the NBA draft the Houston Rockets select….
Mobley’s areas to work on
There are, of course, a few weaknesses to his game, just like any other draft prospect. He needs to work on his secondary move, because he won’t shoot over every defender in the NBA.
He will have to have a counter move. Also, pick-and-roll is a huge part of every offense. He tends to set weak picks and tries to slip every pick-and-roll, instead of establishing his base and rolling hard to the basket.
The most obvious, of course, is adding bulk to his frame. Mobley doesn’t have to bulk up to the point where he is Joel Embid, but over time, that slight frame can cause issues banging in the post-night in and night out in the NBA.
He has been compared to Chris Bosh because of his game and frame, and as we saw over the years, Bosh was able to add muscle to his lean frame.
Even with the above weaknesses, Mobley is the second-best player in the draft, with the second-most upside. Even with Christian Wood already in the frontcourt, Mobley would give the Houston Rockets a big man who is the best shot-blocker in the draft and will only get better over time.
With any draft prospects, you want to look beyond their college play and see if there are parts of their game that can translate to the next level.
Mobley has these skills and would be the best choice for the Houston Rockets with the second pick.