Timofey Mozgov Rumors

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Timofey Mozgov
Timofey Mozgov
Position: C
Born: 07/16/86
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:270 lbs. / 122.5 kg.
Salary: $4,950,000
A year ago you got traded in January, so you remember it perfectly how bothersome it can be to relocate during the season. Do the rumors about other teams calling about you distract you from your current tasks on the Cavs? I have a job which I must do no matter what people around are saying, so I do my best to abstract myself from this information. Do you set a return to the starting lineup as a goal for yourself? You know it perfectly that I don’t like to talk about goals. Believe me, I have goals, but I set them for myself, not for the outside world. I really don’t like to get into situations where I said something and then didn’t do it. So I’ll better stay silent and quietly keep on doing my work.
Timofey Mozgov has talked to Timur Rustamov (@t1m1ch) of Sport-Express after Sunday’s game vs. Philadelphia during which Mozgov only scored two points. Here’s my translation: What can I say? The knee still aches, but it behaves much better now than it did early in the season. So overall I’m estimating my condition as great, you can say that I’m in great shape. As for the change of my role on the team, you better ask the coach about this decision, because it was him who made it. I am trying to adapt to the new role.

Cavs not moving Timofey Mozgov?

A source with knowledge of the team’s thinking told ESPN.com that the Cavs aren’t inclined to trade Mozgov, however. They already traded away two first-round picks to acquire him last season, and they don’t feel as if there is a center available with Mozgov’s size and potential. Even though Mozgov will be a free agent this summer and could fetch a price higher than the Cavs would be willing to spend, their preference is to keep him for the rest of the season, with the hope he turns it around.
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James, who conceded earlier in the season that he might need to soften his approach with Mozgov while the center tried to regain his conditioning and confidence following an offseason procedure on his knee, seemed at a loss for words when asked about Movgov following Cleveland’s 95-85 victory against the 76ers. “I’m not sure,” James said. “I’m not sure where he’s mentally. Only he knows that. As a leader of the team, you just give him as much positive energy, give him as much positive notion about what he needs to do for our team. But at the end of the day, like I told you guys last year about Kev [Love], you can give a guy so much but at the end of the day, you got to figure it out yourself too sometimes. I think he’s at that point.”