HoopsHype Timofey Mozgov rumors

January 7, 2015 Updates
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

December 24, 2014 Updates
December 22, 2014 Updates

The Cavs also expressed an interest in Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov, but the sides haven't discussed Mozgov "in quite a while," a source told FOX Sports Ohio. FoxSports.com

December 17, 2014 Updates
December 15, 2014 Updates

A number of executives view the Denver Nuggets as prime sellers between now and the trade deadline, and it makes sense. The Nuggets are stocked with talented, reasonably priced role players, but they lack a single star player to carry them. Wilson Chandler and Timofey Mozgov, both acquired in the Carmelo Anthony trade in 2011, have garnered a ton of interest, per rival executives. Bleacher Report

December 14, 2014 Updates

The Cavaliers have also asked about Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov, but were rebuffed. Denver would probably make JaVale McGee available, but no one would touch him and his $11 million contract. McGee is long and could be a major shot-blocker, but he doesn’t have the necessary mettle needed on a championship team. News-Herald

December 12, 2014 Updates

For those who haven’t filled out their NBA All-Star ballots yet, according to this compelling argument from teammate Timofey Mozgov, Ty Lawson definitely deserves a vote. Mozgov released this video with a simple plea: “He’s a good dude, you’ve got to vote for him … and again have a good day and don’t drink and drive.” For The Win

December 11, 2014 Updates

For those who haven’t filled out their NBA All-Star ballots yet, according to this compelling argument from teammate Timofey Mozgov, Ty Lawson definitely deserves a vote. Mozgov released this video with a simple plea: “He’s a good dude, you’ve got to vote for him … and again have a good day and don’t drink and drive.” For The Win

November 24, 2014 Updates
November 2, 2014 Updates

The only official piece of business left out there is the matter of picking up the team option for next season on center Timofey Mozgov's contract. That can be done at any time until June 29. The deadline date of many of those, however, are individually negotiated. In any case, the Nuggets are expected to pick up the team option on Mozgov's contract, which will pay him nearly $5 million next season, the final year of his current contract. He would then be a restricted free agent in the summer of 2016. Denver Post

October 23, 2014 Updates

While playing defense, Kaman backed into Mozgov in an effort to box him out as a Denver player attempted a shot from the perimeter. But as Kaman pushed Mozgov, the 7-foot-1 center toppled on Kaman's back and chomped down on his head with his teeth. "I went back pretty hard and I must've hit him in the chest," Kaman said, retelling the story. "He kind of folded over and his teeth went down on my head." Oregonian

Kaman instantly cupped his head, felt a gash and blood. He was pulled from the game and taken to the locker room, where he was given three stitches. After the game, he was wearing a big bandage on his balding head, but said he felt "pretty good." "It happened so fast, I was like, 'What the heck?" Kaman said. "I felt his teeth kind of crush me in and I was like, 'Crap, I know I'm going to need some stitches." Oregonian

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