Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 10:45 am  |  20 responses

Timofey Mozgov Says It’s ‘Logical’ for the Denver Nuggets to Trade Him

The Denver Nuggets are reportedly shopping big man Timofey Mozgov, and he seems to think that would be a swell idea. After all, Mozgov has been glued to the bench for much of the season. Miami is a potential destination should the third-year center be dealt. Per Fox Sports: “League sources said the Denver Nuggets are looking to deal center Timofey Mozgov, who has been unable to get much playing time on a deep team and has an expiring contract. Mozgov is aware he could be moved by the Feb. 21 trade deadline. ‘It think it’s logical, you can see that, trading me,’ Mozgov said. ‘I’m in my contract year. So if they can get something for me… I don’t think it would be a surprise for me (to be traded).’ Miami is looking for a big man. It remains to be seen if the Heat could come up with an offer to entice the Nuggets for the 7-foot-1 Mozgov, making $2.79 million. The Heat don’t have a lot of assets that they would trade. They have young point guard Norris Cole, who makes $1.11 million and would be hard to give up. The Nuggets are set at point guard with Ty Lawson and Andre Miller, but multi-team deals are always possible. The Heat also could dangle a first-round draft pick they are due from Philadelphia that is lottery protected. It would go to Miami as soon as next June if the 76ers don’t make the playoffs. ‘I heard Miami is trying to find a big guy,’ Mozgov said when asked about the Heat, who have had rebounding problems all season. “We’ll see. I don’t know (what might happen).’ Mozgov, 26, is averaging just 2.7 points and 3.0 rebounds over 10.0 minutes. He averaged 5.4 points and 4.1 rebounds last season over 15.6 minutes.”

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  • http://twitter.com/bjollz Björn Atli Davíðsson

    They should ship his booty to the Celtics for Courtney Lee.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    Mozgov and Gallinari for Rudy Gay

  • Max

    Denver sure could use another guard!

  • spit hot fiyah

    to the clippers! hi blake,
    hi mozgov, i have a dunk named after you

  • Redd

    In other words, he hopes to get more playing time.

  • http://twitter.com/RyanDeahn RyanDeahn

    Timofey Mozgov standing to the left of Jackie Moon.

  • Hugo Silva

    That would be a nice trade for the Nuggets. Not sure bout the grizzlies.

  • Seth

    Great, they can take Jason Terry too.

  • TR

    Why haven’t the Heat gone off and signed Kenyon Martin? or Birdman? the case is still pending i guess?

  • Name

    I think they can only offer the vet minimum and he doesn’t want that

  • mhm


  • http://twitter.com/bjollz Björn Atli Davíðsson

    I don’t like Terry, but I think it’s in their best interest to save him for a rainy day in the playoffs

  • Max

    Should’ve put sarcams after my sentence.

  • theDankerNuggets

    I kind of like that deal

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Denver would never do that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    I know…his salary would be keeping them from doing anything…but it makes them better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    I don’t know about that. It saves them money, and gives them some nice front court depth and their offenses doesn’t take a hit at all…unfortunately Gallo would not help their D…

  • Mike Mihalow


  • http://twitter.com/MaxxFreeze MJ Foxx ✅

    Welcome to Miami !!!

  • Draak Grafula

    I remember him having this monster game 2 seasons ago playing for the Knicks when he got the minutes due to an injury I think. I can’t remember the exact game though. Could the Blazers use him at all, you think? (And do they have anything outside of their starting 5 the Nuggets would be interested in?)