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DENVER An intriguing big man has emerged on the trading block that the Miami Heat could go after.League sources said the Denver Nuggets are looking to deal center Timofey Mozgov, who has been unable to get much playing time on a deep team and has an expiring contract. Mozgov is aware he could be moved by the Feb. 21 trade deadline.It think its logical, you can see that, trading me, Mozgov said in an interview with FOX Sports Florida. Im in my contract year. So if they can get something for me I dont think it would be a surprise for me (to be traded).Miami is looking for a big man. It remains to be seen if the Heat could come up with an offer to entice the Nuggets for the 7-foot-1 Mozgov, making 2.79 million.The Heat dont have a lot of assets that they would trade. They have young point guard Norris Cole, who makes 1.11 million and would be hard to give up. The Nuggets are set at point guard with Ty Lawson and Andre Miller, but multi-team deals are always possible.The Heat also could dangle a first-round draft pick they are due from Philadelphia that is lottery protected. It would go to Miami as soon as next June if the 76ers dont make the playoffs.I heard Miami is trying to find a big guy, Mozgov said when asked about the Heat, who have had rebounding problems all season. Well see. I dont know (what might happen).Mozgov, 26, is averaging just 2.7 points and 3.0 rebounds over 10.0 minutes. He averaged 5.4 points and 4.1 rebounds last season over 15.6 minutes.I feel bad for him because hes good enough to be on an NBA court, said Nuggets coach George Karl. But I got four (post players) and I dont think if we divided it by four, that is the smart thing to do.The Nuggets rely on centers Kosta Koufos and JaVale McGee and power forward Kenneth Faried. That leaves little time for Mozgov.Its not easy, said Mozgov, who played well in the Olympics last summer for his native Russia while winning a bronze medal. Last season, I played But I still work hard in practice.Mozgov will be a restricted free agent this summer. If hes not traded by the deadline, Denver could end up losing him for nothing.Mozgov had some strong games last season, especially before the Nuggets acquired McGee in March and before Faried emerged by midseason as one of the NBA's top rookies. He had 16 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in 30 minutes against New York, the team that traded him to Denver in February 2011.Mozgov had 12 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in 24 minutes against the Heat in a 117-104 Denver win on Jan. 13, 2012. Mozgovs plus-minus rating that night was plus-16, tied for the highest of any player in the game.The Heat have seen up close what Mozgov can do. They can decide over the next month whether they might want him.Chris Tomasson can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @christomasson
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When Denver Nuggets' center Timofey Mozgov spoke with media yesterday, a firestorm of rumors erupted. The Nuggets have been rumored to be looking for a trade partner and could move Mozgov. The fourth year player seemed to be perfectly willing to accept a trade, and he understood the Miami Heat were looking for a center. However, it seems the Heat have no interest in Mozgov...
League sources said the Denver Nuggets are looking to deal center Timofey Mozgov, who has been unable to get much playing time on a deep team and has an expiring contract. Mozgov is aware he could be moved by the Feb. 21 trade deadline.
“It think it’s logical, you can see that, trading me,’’ Mozgov said in an interview with FOX Sports Florida. “I’m in my contract year...
The Heat could make a bid for Timofey Mozgov.
DENVER - The Denver Nuggets have one of the youngest rosters in the league, but it was an old veteran who sparked them to their fifth straight win. Andre Miller scored eight points and had two steals in the final period, and the Nuggets used an 18-2 run to start the fourth quarter to beat the Golden State Warriors 116-105 on Sunday night. Danilo Gallinari scored 21 points and...
Danilo Gallinari scored 21 points, Ty Lawson had 20, and the Denver Nuggets rallied to beat the Golden State Warriors 116-105 on Sunday night for their season-high fifth straight win.
Wilson Chandler scored 14 points in his first game in two months for Denver after being sidelined since early November because of pain in his left hip, which was surgically repaired last spring.
The Denver Nuggets have struggled to put together full 48-minute efforts, but their strong fourth quarters are getting the job done.
It's been more than five years since the Portland Trail Blazers did enough to leave Denver with a win.
The Nuggets will try to extend their longest win streak of the season to six on Tuesday night when the cold-shooting Blazers go for just their...
The Golden State Warriors are an emerging team; having one of the better records in the league, and my expectations for the Warriors-Nuggets game went as follows: Denver will show up, compete, but free throws will screw them. The end. I like it when I’m wrong. Wait. I like it when I’m wrong expecting a [...]The post Denver Nuggets Turn The Clutch On appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
DENVER - Danilo Gallinari scored 21 points and Ty Lawson had 20 points and five assists as the Denver Nuggets used a 15-0 run in the fourth quarter to blow past the Golden State Warriors, 116-105 on Sunday night. Wilson Chandler scored 14 points, grabbed six rebounds and six steals for Denver in his first game since Nov. 12. The win gives Denver the season series against Golden...
The Denver Nuggets are on the verge of their longest win streak of the season but that run has come mainly against teams with lackluster records.
That will change if the Nuggets can get past the visiting Golden State Warriors on Sunday night, and they might finally have Wilson Chandler available to help them out.
After splitting eight games, Denver has gotten back on track by averaging...
5280 Hoops Show: Denver Nuggets Podcast
After a small delay due to Justin being on assignment for his day job at KMGH-TV, we are back this week and Justin is at a loss. However, he quickly cheers up after finding out from Peter that we have an Italian fan and he may have a kindred spirit in his love for Danilo Gallinari.