Timofey Mozgov Extends Range, Connects On Rare Three-Point Attempt (Video)


Kenny Atkinson turned Brook Lopez into a three-point specialist. Is he trying to do the same with Timofey Mozgov

In the Brooklyn Nets preseason game against the Miami Heat, Timofey Mozgov splashed home a wide-open three, and I’m now feeling all different kinds of emotions. A three from Mozzy is about as rare as a Halley’s Comet sighting, and the 7-1 big has made just seven in 40 career attempts.

A big focus of Kenny Atkinson last season was turning Brook Lopez into a threat from outside. Before then, Lopez had made just three threes during his first eight seasons. In 2016-17, he had 21 games with at least threes triples, including seven against the Heat in January.

We have yet to see if this Mozgov develops a perimeter game, but I don’t think anyone would be opposed to it. If the coaching staff wants to experiment, let them. They can only improve. A reliable outside jumper from Mozgov would make the offense much more dynamic. I also hope I’m not the only one who would feel all fuzzy on the inside when it happens.


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