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Timofey Mozgov | Center

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 250
College: Russia
Contract: view contract details

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Timofey Mozgov said on Thursday that "all the talks about [a] trade to Cleveland are just rumors."
"My last season in Denver was good," he continued. "And to try and do something to leave the team wouldn’t be smart." Mozgov also admitted that he does not want to join the Cavaliers to simply coast to a championship. "I would like to play with LeBron. But even though playing for a contender is cool, you got to understand that I want to be part of the team and not to just join a contender and ride the coattails, being a burden." Aug 28 - 2:49 PM

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The Cavaliers are still trying to acquire Timofey Mozgov, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

As the Cavs continue their search for a center to backup Anderson Varejao, their search is focused on the Nuggets' Mozgov and Kosta Koufos of the Memphis Grizzlies. Windhorst adds that the Cavs have been trying to acquire Mozgov for the last six to eight weeks while the Grizzlies are reluctant to part with Koufos due to Marc Gasol's injury last season. Mozgov wouldn't have much fantasy value in Cleveland, but a trade could open up more minutes for JaVale McGee and J.J. Hickson in Denver.
Aug 26 - 12:40 PM

The Cavs offered a first-round pick to the Nuggets for Timofey Mozgov.

The Cavs will need a center behind Anderson Varejao and Mozgov would be a nice fit. He's not a great offensive guy, but who needs more offense with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love? Mozgov projects as the starting center for the Nuggets, so if he's dealt he'd open up more playing time for JaVale McGee, J.J. Hickson, Jusuf Nurkic.
Aug 8 - 11:15 AM

Timofey Mozgov could end up starting at center to begin the 2014-15 season, according to the Denver Post.

JaVale McGee broke his leg and J.J. Hickson tore his ACL to end their seasons, but Mozgov may have earned his way into the first unit even when those two come back healthy. At best, he'll likely be in a timeshare, so he'll only be worthy of a pick in the late rounds of fantasy drafts.
Source: Denver Post
May 23 - 10:20 AM

Timofey Mozgov left Tuesday's game briefly with a right knee injury, but returned to finish with 18 points, 11 rebounds and a block in a loss to the Clippers.

He's really turned it on over the last few weeks and his injury is no big deal. All indications are that he'll get solid minutes again in Wednesday's finale against the Warriors.
Apr 16 - 1:23 AM

Timofey Mozgov left Tuesday's game early with a right knee injury and went to the locker room, but was able to return a short time later.

He must have just knocked his knee, avoiding a serious injury. If you need Mozgov in your lineup tonight, a crisis looks to have been avoided.
Apr 15 - 10:58 PM

Timofey Mozgov, who had 23 points, 29 rebounds and three blocks on Thursday, double-doubled again on Saturday, but had just 11 points, 10 rebounds and zero blocks.

It's hard to be disappointed with a double-double, but he wasn't nearly as fun to own tonight as he was 48 hours ago. He should finish up strong, so keep rolling him out there and hope for the best.
Apr 13 - 12:36 AM

Timofey Mozgov set an NBA season high with 29 boards against the Warriors on Thursday to go with 23 points, three assists, one steal and three blocks.

The Nuggets owned the glass and won the battle of the boards 63-38, including 25-6 on the offensive ends. Mozgov played a season-high 43 minutes tonight, which was a bit of a surprise since a lot of teams have gone small against the Warriors. Tonight's game might change that strategy, but the Nuggets are actually playing well with big wins over the Warriors and Rockets in a road back-to-back set. As for Mozgov, he's a must-own player the rest of the way with six nice games in a row.
Apr 11 - 1:21 AM

Timofey Mozgov (illness) tied a career-high with 23 points in the Nuggets' 94-92 loss to the Grizzlies on Monday, hitting 9-of-15 shots (5-of-7 FTs) with 10 rebounds and one block in 32 minutes.

Mozgov has been a must-own player for a bit now, though explosions like this aren't necessarily in the cards on most nights. Ty Lawson was quiet with eight points, five boards and six assists, Randy Foye scored 13 points with nine boards, four assists, two steals and a three, and Kenneth Faried posted 17 points, eight boards, three steals and a block in the loss.
Apr 1 - 2:23 AM

Timofey Mozgov (illness) played 21 minutes against the Spurs on Friday with seven points, eight boards, one steal and one block.

He was reported out of the lineup during shootaround and felt well enough to play. Mozgov is really the only true center on the roster, but he's still only playing around 20 minutes per night. He's a solid player to own in standard leagues for his blocks and solid percentages.
Mar 29 - 4:43 AM

Timofey Mozgov (illness) will play against the Spurs on Friday.

The team had him listed as out back at morning shootaround and now they seem to have changed their minds. Of course, they are absolutely gutted as far as frontcourt depth goes, so Mozgov might just be giving all he can in this game. He'll likely start with guys like Jan Vesely, Darrell Arthur and Anthony Randolph also helping out.
Mar 28 - 7:23 PM

Timofey Mozgov is listed as out for Friday's game vs. the Spurs due to an illness.

He came down with his illness yesterday and it doesn't sound like the Nuggets are going to have him. That spells big trouble for them with J.J. Hickson (knee) out for the year, so it'll be a small-ball lineup. Wilson Chandler is also listed as out and Jan Vesely is doubtful. In other words, it it going to be a lot of Ty Lawson, Aaron Brooks, Randy Foye, Evan Fournier, Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur and Anthony Randolph tonight vs. the Spurs. Randolph or Mozgov are expected to start.
Mar 28 - 2:09 PM

Timofey Mozgov neared a double-double in Monday's blowout loss, scoring 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting with nine rebounds and one block in 32 minutes.

With J.J. Hickson out for the year this is in the ballpark of what owners can expect on most nights. That's good enough for low-end late-round value with a hint of upside so give him a look if you need a big. Kenneth Faried bounced back with 11 and 11 to go with two steals in the loss.
Mar 25 - 1:16 AM

Timofey Mozgov logged just 14 foul-plagued minutes in Friday's loss to the Mavs, scoring seven points on 2-of-3 shooting with four rebounds and a block.

Mozgov hasn't given owners much reason to have faith, but with J.J. Hickson getting an MRI on his knee on Saturday there is a chance his workload gets anywhere from a small to sizable boost. If you need a big man, he should be on your radar at the very least.
Mar 22 - 1:59 AM

Timofey Mozgov scored nine points on 4-of-8 shooting with six rebounds, two steals and two blocks over 20 minutes on Monday against the Bobcats.

Mozgov isn't going to see a wholesale change in his role barring an injury this season, so owners can simply consider these good nights and refer back to a sub top-200 stretch over the past two weeks as a guide. That said, if you're desperate for a center in a deep league he'll play 20-25 minutes on most nights and give you a fighting shot at some blocks.
Mar 10 - 9:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ty Lawson
2Randy Foye
3Nate Robinson
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Gary Harris
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wilson Chandler
3Quincy Miller
PF1Kenneth Faried
2J.J. Hickson
3Darrell Arthur
C1JaVale McGee
2Timofey Mozgov
3Jusuf Nurkic