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The Lakers hit the panic button when they put Magic Johnson in charge

So much for family loyalty in Los Angeles.By turning the franchise over to Magic Johnson on Wednesday, effectively firing co-owner Jim Buss and actually firing general manager Mitch Kupchak, the Los Angeles Lakers proved what we've all assumed for years: This is a franchise without a direction, chasing whatever shiny object crosses its line of sight and panicking when things don...
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10 least tradeable NBA contracts this season

As a companion to 10 Most Tradable Contracts of 2017, here are the 10 Least Tradable Contracts. The ground rules aren't the same as the 10 Most Tradable, but there are a few:- No player/contract is truly untradeable. We've seen that over the years. But the following players are ones teams would struggle to find suitors for.- Unlike the Most Tradable Contracts, Max deals can be on...
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Dellavedova mobbed by former Cavs teammates as he receives ring

Most of the 2016 NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers team stayed together after coming back from a 3-1 deficit to stun the Warriors. For the two players that didn’t, their former teammates had a nice surprise in store for them when they made their first returns to Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. First it was Timofey Mozgov when the Lakers came to town last Saturday, and now Matthew...
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December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Timofey Mozgov Impressed With Die-Hard Lakers Fans, NBA Finals Type Atmosphere

Los Angeles Lakers center Timofey Mozgov talks about what it was like to get the first win in a Lakers uniform and what the amazing crowd was like to play for at Staples Center. Mozgov said his wife told him after the game that the crowd felt like an NBA Finals type atmostphere, Timofey agreed, said he loves the diehard L.A. fans. Mozgov did say he wasn't happy with the defense...
Via Lakers Nation
October 27, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Can Yi Jianlian & Timofey Mozgov Shoot From Three-Point Range?

Los Angeles Lakers Yi Jianlian and Timofey Mozgov have some fun shooting around from beyond the arc after practice. Do you want them shooting from the three-point line this season? Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA?
Via Lakers Nation
October 03, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers Media Day 2016: Timofey Mozgov & Goal Of Reaching NBA Playoffs

Los Angeles Lakers Timofey Mozgov speaks at media day, for the first time, since being signed by the Lakers in free agency. Mozgov says making the playoffs is a goal for this team. Plus, Mozgov talks about his experience on a championship Cleveland Cavaliers team and what his role will be. Also, despite reports that he had a groin injury in the summer, Mozgov says he did not have...
Via Lakers Nation
September 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Timofey Mozgov takes shot at Kevin Love signing Lakers contract

The Los Angeles Lakers brought in Timofey Mozgov to sign his four-year, $64 million contract on Friday, and now we know that the numbers that were being reported are, indeed, real. Mozgov barely played in the NBA Finals, yet was pursued hard by the Lakers, and got a hefty raise from the $4.9 million he made last season. The move left many pundits questioning why Los Angeles paid...
Via The Sports Daily
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Lakers’ big present to fans is Timofey Mozgov for $64 million?

We feel you, Lakers fans. You’re used to signing Shaq as a free agent. Convincing Karl Malone and Gary Payton to take less to come be on a “Dream Team.” That’s the bar you’re used to when you’re a supporter of the Purple & Gold. So when free agency opens up and there’s names like Al Horford and Hassan Whiteside flying about, and the best you can do is secure a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Lakers Move Early With $64M Deal For Timofey Mozgov

Timofey Mozgov is the rare free agent that would have benefited by being on the open market a season ago when he was the Cleveland Cavaliers' invaluable center in the playoffs and before his offseason surgery plagued him all of 15-16. But Mozgov did extremely well in free agency, certainly far better than expected, by quickly signing a four-year, $64 million deal with the Los Angeles...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson on Mozgov screen: ‘It seemed kind of dirty to me.’

Near the end of the first quarter of Wednesday’s NBA Finals Game 3, Warriors guard Klay Thompson was forced to exit the game after taking hard spill as a result of a screen set by Cavs center Timofey Mozgov in the middle of the key. Thompson returned to the game in the second quarter but was unable to find any kind of rhythm in the midst of the Cavs performance as they went on...
Via The Comeback
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

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