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Timofey Mozgov | Center | #20

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 275
College: Russia
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Cavaliers GM David Griffin said there is nothing wrong with Timofey Mozgov's knee.
"There is nothing wrong with the knee," Griffin said. "He's had no swelling, recurrent issues relative to the surgery. We have to almost throw him off the court after practice because he just wants to keep working. If you have issues with your knee, you would not do that." Mozgov picked up a DNP-CD in Game 3 and has been a major disappointment all season. He will be a free agent this summer and it's safe to say that his price is dropping by the day. Apr 23 - 10:51 AM

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Timofey Mozgov struggled in nine minutes vs. the Pistons on Wednesday, going scoreless with zero rebounds and two turnovers.

Mozgov has a net-rating of -8.3 when paired with the Cavs' three stars this season, and the playoffs aren't the time to feed him minutes as a confidence-builder. He was no better tonight, missing easy layups, committing needless offensive fouls, and struggling to defend pick-and-rolls all night long. Cleveland has had success going small vs. the Pistons and it wouldn't be surprising to see Mozgov pick up some DNPs in the near future.
Apr 20 - 11:07 PM

Timofey Mozgov started the second half of Wednesday's game and racked up 14 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two blocks, while making 7-of-12 field goals in 37 minutes.

Tristan Thompson was rested for all but a few seconds and this has zero implications going forward. Mozgov might start in the first round to combat the size of Andre Drummond, but he's still not an appealing fantasy target.
Apr 13 - 11:47 PM

Timofey Mozgov moved to the bench on Saturday and played eight minutes, scoring two points with one block and zero rebounds.

He's one of the most disappointing players in the league after looking like a solid center in the NBA Finals last season. The Cavs probably want to start Tristan Thompson at center during the postseason, so Mozgov isn't a fantasy option in any format at the moment.
Apr 9 - 11:44 PM

Timofey Mozgov will come off the bench against the Bulls on Saturday.

He has very little value to begin with, so Mozgov shouldn't be on fantasy rosters.
Apr 9 - 7:56 PM

Timofey Mozgov will start on Monday vs. the Nuggets, sending Iman Shumpert back to the bench.

Revenge game? Probably not. Mozgov is averaging 13.5 minutes over his last four games and is not a fantasy option.
Mar 21 - 6:40 PM

Timofey Mozgov did not play vs. the Mavericks on Wednesday.

Mozzy is a negligible fantasy player no matter where he begins the game -- he has one double-double all season and is averaging just 18.3 minutes as a starter. Tonight's DNP-CD was a consequence of the Mavericks' small-ball attack, but it's a stark reminder of Mozgov's tenuous role.
Mar 16 - 10:57 PM

Timofey Mozgov will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Mavs.

Mozgov is irrelevant in most leagues regardless of how he enters the game. Tristan Thompson will move into the starting five tonight, and he's the center to own in Cleveland.
Mar 16 - 5:33 PM

Updating a previous report, Timofey Mozgov will remain in the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Jazz.

So much for that. Several beat reporters for the Cavs indicated that Tristan Thompson will start, but the Cavs will stick with Mozgov. He only plays minutes in the teens and Thompson has been outplaying him, so it's safe to leave him on the wire.
Mar 14 - 10:05 PM

Timofey Mozgov started over Tristan Thompson on Sunday, but only managed to produce two points on 1-of-4 shooting with three boards, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 14 minutes.

Mozgov entered the starting five in order to better matchup with DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers, but he predictably did a whole lot of nothing. Mozgov is in a contract year, but he’s not playing like it. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 13 - 6:19 PM

Timofey Mozgov will start Sunday vs. the Clippers, sending Tristan Thompson back to the bench.

Mozgov will enter the starting lineup so the Cavs can better matchup with DeAndre Jordan, but with averages of just 6.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.8 blocks as a starter this season, Mozgov can't be considered a viable target in most settings.
Mar 13 - 3:19 PM

Timofey Mozgov (illness) returned from a one-game absence on Thursday vs. the Lakers and played 13 minutes, scoring two points with two blocks.

He failed to grab a rebound tonight and Tristan Thompson has thrived in the starting lineup with two straight double-doubles, so Mozgov's role doesn't look like it will grow any time soon. Owners in standard leagues can do much better.
Mar 11 - 1:43 AM

Timofey Mozgov will play against the Lakers on Thursday.

He missed Wednesday's game due to an illness and he should see minutes in the lower 20s tonight. Mozgov isn't the best fantasy option even with Kevin Love out.
Mar 10 - 9:11 PM

Timofey Mozgov (illness) will not play against the Kings on Wednesday.

He should be considered questionable to play on Thursday. With Mozgov out, Tristan Thompson should be picking up a few more minutes while Channing Frye could help out, too.
Mar 9 - 8:35 PM

Timofey Mozgov (illness) missed shootaround and is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Kings.

If Mozgov can't give it a go tonight, Tristan Thompson will return to the starting five, and he'd be a good bet for a double-double with a favorable matchup against Sacramento. Mozgov belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues, regardless of his playing status.
Mar 9 - 1:48 PM