Cavaliers sign No. 3 pick Evan Mobley to rookie contract
Former USC and current Cleveland Cavaliers forward Evan Mobley. Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

The Cavaliers have officially signed No. 3 overall pick Evan Mobley, per a team press release.

The former Trojan averaged 16.4 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 2.4 APG and 2.9 BPG in his lone season at USC, showcasing impressive versatility on both ends of the floor. His combination of ball handling and passing ability, flashes of shooting potential, and general defensive dominance firmed up his status as a top-three pick early in the year.

The Cavaliers, after agreeing to sign Jarrett Allen to a five-year, $100M contract, are locking in their long-term core around Mobley, Allen, Darius Garland, Isaac Okoro and Collin Sexton.

Mobley’s rookie contract is expected to start at around $8.075M in year one, and the deal is expected to pay him upwards of $36.6M through its duration.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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