Timofey Mozgov

Timofey Mozgov

Timofey Mozgov: A Brief Biography

Timofey Pavlovich Mozgov is a Russian professional basketball player who plays as a center for the Orlando Magic of the NBA, He won an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016, He along with Sasha Kaun became the first ever Russian player to win an NBA championship.

Mozgov began his professional career with LenVo St. Petersburg, in the Russian second-tier division, during the 2004–05 season. In 2006, he moved to CSK VVS Samara 2, the second level club from Samara. Before the start of the 2006–07 season, he joined Khimki Moscow Region, where he played through the 2009–10 season.

In 2010, Mozgov signed a three-year, $9.7 million contract with the New York Knicks, On January 30, 2011, he had a career game scoring 23 points and grabbing 14 rebounds to lead New York to a 124–106 victory.

On February 22, 2011, Mozgov was traded to the Denver Nuggets, On April 10, 2014, he recorded career highs in points and rebounds with 23 and 29 respectively in a 100–99 win over the Golden State Warriors.

On January 7, 2015, Mozgov was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers where he won an NBA championship, he later played for the Lakers, Nets and the Magic.

He won a Bronze medal with Russia at the 2012 Olympic games.

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