Timofey Mozgov September 2014

It seems like almost everyone wants to join the Cleveland Cavaliers now for a chance at an NBA championship while also playing with the best player in the league, LeBron James. Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov has now joined that list.

The Cavs have been linked in trade rumors about trying to acquire Mozgov form Denver. With the increased interest from Cleveland, the feeling is mutual from Mozgov.

Mozgov told Russian reporters that while he's happy with the Nuggets, he would like to re-unite with his old coach in David Blatt and play with King James.

“Of course, it would be interesting to play for David Blatt’s team. I know his coaching philosophy well, after working with him on (the) Russian national team. The thing you like about Blatt is that he always sets the highest goals for himself and for the team.”

Mozgov said he has no plans to force his way out of Denver. [...] “So far all the talks about trade to Cleveland are just rumors. My last season in Denver was good, and to try and do something to leave the team wouldn’t be smart.”

“I would like to play with LeBron. But even though playing for a contender is cool, you got to understand that I want to be part of the team and not to just join a contender and ride the coattails, being a burden.”

Cleveland will have a nicely stacked frontcourt if they are able to add Mozgov.


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