Lakers are making a “serious run” at Timofey Mozgov

Lakers are making a “serious run” at Timofey Mozgov

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Rim protection is a necessity and Timofey Mozgov would bring that to the Lakers. The Great Woj reported that the Lakers contacted Mozgov when the clock hit 12:01 ET:

As far as a stop gap option, Mozgov is one of the best out there. The Lakers need a pick and roll big that can play interior defense. His playoff run in 2015 for the Cavaliers was very impressive, but his production dropped off significantly last season. His role last year much smaller, since the Cavaliers ran more small ball action. With the Warriors style system that Luke will implement, Mozgov might get less minutes than some other more mobile centers that are on the market. It is odd that the Lakers chose to go at Mozgov so early, but it may be to simply touch base in case other plans don’t work out. 

Update: The Lakers are offering Mozgov 4 years; $65 million

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