Timofey Mozgov: From Getting Posterized to Getting Paid

Timofey Mozgov Moves To LA

The Cleveland Cavaliers have an unwinding offseason in front of them. There aren’t any significant gaps to fill being the defending champs. There might be a couple of minor openings to fill however.

Timofey Mozgov has quite recently marked a gigantic four year, $64 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. This is no worry to the Cavs, seeing that the enormous individual began zero recreations in the postseason this year. Actually, he just scored an aggregate of 15 focuses all through the 21 diversion postseason venture. A large portion of the focuses came in trash time. A significant complexity from the prior year.

In the 2015 playoffs, Mozgov began every one of the 20 postseason contests and become a major piece to the puzzle.

In February of 2016, the Cavs organized an exchange for Channing Frye. Frye is about the same stature as Mozgov. What seperates Frye from Mozgov is that he has range. In this manner, he has more ability than Mozgov. 

When Frye settled in, Mozgov’s minutes diminished. Frye began procuring some developed playing time off the seat and Mozgov was attempting to take minutes from iron man Tristan Thompson. Mozgov does not have the hop shot Frye has and the physicality Thompson brings to the table.

Gradually however without a doubt, Mozgov’s worth towards the group contracted. The enormous man never communicated dissatisfaction with his decreased part, which is commendable. A great deal of the times these NBA players let their self image do the talking and decline to see the 10,000 foot view. Not Mozgov. Mozgov dealt with his contracted part and kept up an uplifting state of mind all through.

Was he overpaid?

A few people think the Lakers overpaid Mozgov, and that might be. The Lakers are an establishment that has dependably has been know for decades. 

I assume the flight of Mozgof qualifies as opening to fill for Cleveland. With an invulnerable Thompson beginning at focus and a solid Frye off the seat, it might be filled as of now.

On the off chance that the Cavs do search out a free operator to cover Mozgof’s nonappearance, they’ll likely offer Indiana Pacers focus Ian Mahinmi a sensible contract. Forward Al Jefferson simply acknowledged a 3 year/$30 million contract with the Pacers. Mahinmi most likely needs out at this point. Maybe, Cleveland is his next destination.

What does this mean for Mozgov?

With this new money, his lifestyle will change. In addition to having his Sports Agent he’ll probably hire a Luxury Real Estate Agent to help with him with either a long term purchase or a luxury home. That’s when an athlete’s representation comes into play. Agents, financial advisors and business managers typically handle all of these responsibilities. Professional Athlete Relocation companies tend to partner with the existing management in place to make the process very simple.

What happens next?

The question remains, was the contract worth it for the Lakers? Mozgov will prove what he’s worth next season.