It’s a long shot, but the Cleveland Cavaliers are said to be trying to deal for Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov.
Cavs head coach David Blatt, who coached The Moz back in Russia, but he’s skeptical that Cleveland can land the big fella. Per CBS Sports:
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been trying to work out a trade for Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov for the past six to eight weeks, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said on ESPN Cleveland radio.
Mozgov played for Cavaliers head coach David Blatt on the Russian national team. Blatt told Russian outlet ITAR-TASS a few weeks ago that Cleveland had tried to acquire him, but it won’t happen, via Sports.ru’s Alexander Chernykh.
Cavs tried to trade for Timofey Mozgov, David Blatt told ITAR-TASS. Added that he would love to add Shved, though neither trade will happen.
— Alexander Chernykh (@chernykh) August 8, 2014