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: $15,280,000
In an interview with a big Russian website, the agent for Timofey Mozgov says the Nets are resting the big man, that after the FIBA European championships this summer, he needed both rest and conditioning. The St. Petersburg-based Maxim Sharifyanov told R-Sport that the Nets informed him they have given Mozgov a breather to get some rest and improve his conditioning. Mozgov hasn’t played in the last three games and logged only six minutes vs. Boston.
The Lakers signed Luol Deng (four years, $72 million) and Timofey Mozgov (four years, $64 million) last summer to contracts that have become significant impediments to Los Angeles’ ability to upgrade its roster. The Lakers had to include D’Angelo Russell to dump Mozgov, and now they’re trying to unload Deng – which will also surely require massive sweeteners. What were they thinking?

Storyline: Lakers Front Office
Timofey Mozgov, whose 7-foot-1 frame has the general dimensions of an industrial freezer, has spent the bulk of his N.B.A. career operating as a center from the old school. He plies his trade in the paint by rebounding, dunking and throwing his considerable weight around. But with the Nets this season, Mozgov is trying, in at least one important way, to join the march of the modern game: by launching 3-pointers. “If you don’t shoot,” he said after a recent practice, “you don’t make.”