According to Marc Spears of ESPN, the Lakers have decided to "shut down healthy center Timofey Mozgov to take a stronger look at their younger guys for the rest of the season."
Timofey Mozgov returned to the Lakers' rotation on Sunday with eight points, five rebounds, one block and four personal fouls in 15 minutes.
Timofey Mozgov was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.
Timofey Mozgov picked up a DNP-CD on Monday vs. the Knicks.
Timofey Mozgov will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Knicks, with Tarik Black drawing the start.
Timofey Mozgov did not score with one rebound, one assist and two blocks in 17 minutes against the Wizards on Thursday.
Timofey Mozgov did not score against the Spurs on Thursday, adding four rebounds and one block in 10 minutes.
Timofey Mozgov did not practice on Wednesday and is expected to be fine for Thursday against the Spurs.
Timofey Mozgov had one of his best games all season on Sunday, scoring 15 points on 7-of-7 shooting with nine rebounds, two assists and one steal in 30 minutes.
Timofey Mozgov played just 11 minutes and had seven points and five rebounds in Thursday's 118-109 loss to the Blazers.
Timofey Mozgov said that he needs to be more physical in the post.
Timofey Mozgov missed all three of his shots and finished Thursday's loss with zero points, four rebounds and zero blocks.
Timofey Mozgov hit 8-of-11 shots for 19 points and three rebounds in Sunday's win over the Clippers.
Timofey Mozgov hit 6-of-11 shots for 14 points, six rebounds and a block in Thursday's 115-107 loss to the Heat.