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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
The Cleveland Cavaliers anticipate that Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Timofey Mozgov and Anderson Varejao will be ready for the start of training camp Sept. 29, Northeast Ohio Media Group has learned. All four players are recovering from surgery. Irving (fractured knee cap) and Love (separated shoulder) will be active during camp, but on a limited basis. The Cavaliers will work the two in slowly and cautiously. The anticipation is that Love will be fully cleared with no limitations before Irving is given the green light, I’m told.
NEOMG is also told Mozgov (knee scope) and Varejao (Achilles’ tendon tear) are not expected to be restricted once camp opens, but the team will closely monitor their involvement. Mozgov did not play for the Russian National Team this summer, and that helped speed his rehabilitation progress. Also, I’m informed Varejao has been jumping and dunking on the leg that gave out on him last December.
No Timofey Mozgov, who underwent knee surgery in early July. No Sasha Kaun, who just signed with the Cavaliers No Sergey Karasev, who dislocated his patella and tore his MCL in March. Not even Alexey Shved, the former Knick who is suffering from back pain. Russia announced its roster for EuroBasket, and it doesn’t include a single NBA player.
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A few weeks ago, I wrote about the impact of the new TV money on the NBA salary cap. The cash will keep rolling in, turning into a tidal wave of dollars for the players. The salary cap is $63 million for this season. NBA people have shown me the following projections: 2016-17: $89 million cap. 2017-18: $108 million. 2018-19: $120 million. So in four years, the salary cap may double. It’s expected to rise about 30 percent in 2016, what I’ve called “The Money Summer.” That’s why Mozgov won’t sign an extension right now. He’ll play for $4.9 million and another solid season for the 7-footer could be worth more than $15 million a year in 2016. As a few agents have explained to me, “A max contract now immediately becomes 30 percent less than the max by next summer. In 2-3 years, it’s not anywhere close to the max.”
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