According to Marc Spears of ESPN, the Lakers plan to shutdown Timofey Mozgov for the rest of the season in order to give more time to the young guys.
Lakers recently shut down healthy center Timofay Mozgov to take a stronger look at their younger guys the rest of the season, a source said.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) March 14, 2017
The $64 million dollar man is now officially the highest paid cheerleader in sports, and only because Luol Deng hasn’t been officially shutdown. They say experience is priceless and the Lakers really took that to heart when they signed Mozgov and Deng to enormous contracts. This move will likely help the team in the long run as development should be the main goal, but this makes the already painful contracts hurt so much worse. At least the Lakers didn’t sign these guys to long term deals, oh wait. Only 3 years left!