HoopsHype Timofey Mozgov rumors


April 25, 2015 Updates

The Cavaliers' Timofey Mozgov is looking for a new ride to drive around Cleveland during the playoffs, and I took him out to test-drive cars at Cleveland Motorsports. From Rolls-Royce to Porsche to Maserati to Chevy Camaro, Mozgov knows his cars and loves to drive them like a bat out of hell. Bleacher Report

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Kaun added that Timofey Mozgov's presence at Cavs is not an additional motivation, but a bonus - “it would be fun to play alongside my countryman”. Sportando

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And who knows, maybe he can lead Russia to possible glory at Eurobasket, and at the same time book a ticket to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics, where they have a chance to better the bronze medal that they captured in London in 2012. Hosts and reigning European champions France stand in their way though, along with Bosnia & Herzegovina, Israel, Poland and Finland. The group is strong but the Cleveland Cavalier is confident in his own national side’s ability. “The group is very interesting,” Mozgov said. “France is going to play at home and will have a lot of fans supporting them. The other teams are also very competitive but we have also a solid team. The tournament is going to be very nice and a lot of different teams can fight for the title.” TalkBasket

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Power forward Joffrey Lauvergne is expected to be signed and with the Nuggets at some point next week, according to an NBA source. The Nuggets are attempting to get the Frenchman inked to a multiyear deal. The open roster spot, courtesy of the Timofey Mozgov trade, has made getting Lauvergne on the roster easier because there are no other moves needed in order to get him eligible to play. Denver Post

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Love didn't totally agree with James' assessment. "Maybe one look, but it was more so on a swing-swing to [Matthew Dellavedova]," Love said. "I think a guy was closing out on me and I hit Delly and Delly didn't end up shooting it. But, no, I think I had some good looks in the first quarter -- a couple tip-ins that I missed; [Timofey Mozgov] and I both went for the lob, I thought I had my hand on it, and missed that one. But, you know, getting good looks there. Not for lack of confidence, no." ESPN.com

Timofey Mozgov is a boss. After he matched his season high with five blocks, Mozgov sat in the middle of the Cavs locker room eating a pizza. Not a piece of pizza. An ENTIRE pizza. The box was on his lap and it was half-gone when I stopped watching. Unfortunately, no still photography is allowed in NBA locker rooms, so there is no footage. But all of the writers standing around watching were impressed. Akron Beacon Journal

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Mozgov has a $4.9 million team option for the 2015-16 season. So the center can't be a free agent until the summer of 2016. You can be sure the Cavs will pick up that option. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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General Manager David Griffin was trying to trade for Timofey Mozgov long before he hired David Blatt as coach. His quest for the 7-foot-1 Russian began within weeks of Griffin replacing Chris Grant as general manager on Feb. 6, 2014. But Denver was not interested. That changed three weeks ago when Griffin turned Dion Waiters and a future Memphis first-round pick into J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Mozgov -- it took two trades in three days. Cleveland Plain Dealer

Under the condition of anonymity, some Cavs players admitted that they had lost faith because of the team's lack of depth. A handful of players said they came to realize the roster, as it was constructed before the trades, wasn't equipped to go any further than the second round, if that. One player said the frustration of an "unbalanced roster probably contributed" to the players' poor body language and effort level. Another said "it was never Coach [David] Blatt's fault." The consensus was that their confidence had faltered considerably more because of the shallowness of the team's reserve talent than Blatt. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired center Timofey Mozgov from the Denver Nuggets. The Cavs, who have been in discussions with the Nuggets for Mozgov for months, are paying a steep price by sending two protected first-round picks to get the deal done. The Cavs will send a future pick they own from the Memphis Grizzlies from a 2013 trade and a first-rounder they acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this week in a deal involving Dion Waiters. In addition to Mozgov, the Cavs also get a 2015 second-round pick in return. "It was a deal that we worked on for quite some time," Cavaliers GM David Griffin said. "We're very excited about this. It fits our needs." ESPN.com

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