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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: $16,000,000
The Los Angeles Lakers have effectively shut down healthy veterans Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov for the rest of the season to give the majority of playing time over the final 15 games to their younger players, sources told ESPN. Deng and Mozgov were the Lakers’ big free-agent acquisitions last summer, signing contracts worth a combined $136 million over four seasons. Neither has been particularly effective in their first season with the Lakers: Mozgov averaged 7.4 points and 4.9 rebounds in nearly 21 minutes a game; Deng averaged 7.6 points and 5.3 rebounds in nearly 27 minutes a game.
1 week ago via ESPN
Mozgov, who signed a four-year, $64-million deal last summer, finally brushed off the cobwebs Tuesday night, entering the first quarter of a 97-96 loss to Sacramento when Black picked up two early fouls. They were his first minutes since being removed from the starting lineup on Feb. 6. “It’s kind of hard,” Mozgov said. “I could cause a problem because I want to play, but the coach’s decision has been made. I still have to be a professional and be ready for the game. … It’s not about me. It’s not like I’m not ready to play. It’s a question for the coach.”