Timofey Mozgov, C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Timofey Mozgov is best known as being a part of the blockbuster trade that sent Carmelo Anthony from the Denver Nuggets to the New York Knicks. Since then he’s put together a solid career which looked like it could turn into something more before he hit a road block this season.
Mozgov hasn’t been the player the Cavs acquired midseason for their 2014-15 playoff run. He’s been hurting the team with his defense, his prior strength. Mozgov was phased out of the rotation and his days in Cleveland are numbered.
So why on earth should the Knicks consider this guy?
Well Mozgov is in Rajon Rondo territory right now. He will be looking for a one-year audition deal. The Knicks are in a position to take those deals.
With a change of scenery and a new roster Mozgov could provide some help.
As bad as he looked at times on defense this season, Mozgov was still a good pick and roll option, ranking in the 87th percentile while the roll man.
If Jeff Hornacek is serious on using the most basic play in basketball Mozgov would be a good addition.