Cavaliers Explore Trade Market For Mozgov

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The Cavaliers have started to gauge the market for center Timofey Mozgov, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Mozgov’s playing time has been cut from 25 minutes per game after coming to Cleveland last season to 17.8 this year. As a result, his scoring has fallen from 10.6 to 6.1 points per game and his rebounding average has dipped from 6.9 to 4.3. He’s earning $4.95MM in the final year of his contract.

Phoenix has tried to put together multi-team trades to get rid of Markieff Morris, who has expressed displeasure with the Suns organization since his brother Marcus was traded to the Pistons during the offseason, Wojnarowski writes. He cites league sources who say Cleveland could act as a facilitator in one of these deals.

Several teams have reportedly contacted the Cavaliers about a possible deal for the 29-year-old Mozgov. Cleveland could save an estimated $15MM to $20MM in tax penalties by moving Mozgov before the February deadline, although the front office had been leaning toward keeping him in hopes that he could start contributing the way he did last season.

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7 thoughts on “Cavaliers Explore Trade Market For Mozgov

  1. J Hill

    Matching Kevin Love up against Tim Duncan in the Spurs game is a perfect example of a stupid idea and the reason they need Mosgov.

    • ThirdEyeSharp

      the Cavs desparately need a center but we can’t be sure it’s Mozgov. he’s not aggressive enough this season.

  2. hughcapet987

    Mozgov has some tools, and could help a club going for the NBA title, but he is limited.

  3. Z-A

    Scenario 1:

    Omri Casspi > Cavs (3s)
    Amir Johnson & Jared Sullinger > Kings
    Koufos & Mozgov > Celtics

    Kings can move Gay back to SF, Celtics get True Centers

    Scenario 2:
    Teletovic & Caldwell-Pope > Cavs (3s, Steals)
    Ilyasova, Mozgov, & Cunningham > Suns
    Anderson, Dellavedova, Perkins > Pistons
    Morris bros > Pelicans

    Pistons want Anderson, Suns get some value out of dealing Morris

    and Ridiculous Scenario 3:
    Teletovic & Caldwell-Pope> Cavs (3s, Steals)
    Ilyasova, E. Turner, & Cunningham > Suns
    D. Lee, Olynyk, Dellavedova > Pistons
    Morris Bros & Mozgov > Celtics

    Pistons get a stretch 4 in Olynyk, Lee is an expiring contract, Celtics get true center and Morris is an upgrade over Olynyk.

    • Z-A

      Homewrecker trade:

      Dwight Howard, Beverly, Teletovic, Nick Young > Cavs

      Hibbert, Lawson, L. Williams, J. Randle > Suns

      Morris, Tucker, Mozgov, Delladedova > Rockets

      Love, Chandler, JR Smith, Cunningham > Lakers


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