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January 7, 2015 Updates

The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired center Timofey Mozgov and a 2015 second round pick from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for two protected 2015 first round picks (via Oklahoma City and Memphis), Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced tonight. Cleveland conveyed to Denver its right to Oklahoma City’s protected first round draft pick and its right to Memphis’ protected first round draft pick. The Cavs received Denver’s right to the less favorable of Chicago’s own 2015 second round draft pick and Portland’s own 2015 second round draft pick. NBA.com

January 6, 2015 Updates

“My friends talk about it, but I just say, ‘If you’re talking, don’t invite me, OK?'” Mozgov said before Monday’s game against Minnesota at the Target Center. “It’s simple. They can talk about it with each other, but I know nothing about it.” The fifth-year big man said he doesn’t allow trade rumors to be a distraction. “I don’t watch a lot of TV,” he said. “I don’t think about it because personally there’s nothing you can do about it.” Denver Post

January 5, 2015 Updates
January 1, 2015 Updates

The disabled player exception gives the Cavs another asset in their search for frontcourt reinforcements, which has been unsuccessful so far. They can use the DPE, which expires on March 10 to sign one player or trade for a player on a one-year contract whose salary does not exceed that amount. The Cavs also have another trade exception valued at $5.3 million, which came from a three-team September deal involving Keith Bogans. Memphis Grizzlies' center Kousta Koufos is one of Cleveland's targets. Denver's Timofey Mozgov has also been on the team's radar for months, but the Nuggets seem reluctant to move him. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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