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

by January 15, 2013

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.”