19 Facts About Timofey Mozgov


Timofey Pavlovich Mozgov is a Russian former professional basketball player.


Timofey Mozgov signed with the Lakers in 2016 before being traded to the Nets in the 2017 offseason.


In 2006, Timofey Mozgov moved to CSK VVS Samara 2, the from Samara.


In 2010, Timofey Mozgov signed a three-year, $9.7 million contract with the New York Knicks.


On February 22,2011, Timofey Mozgov was traded to the Nuggets in a three-way blockbuster deal, which involved the Minnesota Timberwolves that brought Carmelo Anthony to New York.


On July 21,2011, Timofey Mozgov joined Khimki Moscow Region for the second time during the 2011 NBA lockout.


On January 7,2015, Timofey Mozgov was traded, along with a 2015 second-round pick, to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for two protected 2015 first-round picks.


Timofey Mozgov instead chose number 20 as it was the number his father, a Soviet handball player, used while he played the sport.


The Cavaliers went on to lose the series in six games; Timofey Mozgov started all six.


Timofey Mozgov played a reduced role throughout the season, as the Cavaliers made it to the 2016 NBA Finals, where they defeated the Warriors in a rematch.


On July 8,2016, Timofey Mozgov signed a four-year, $64 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.


On June 22,2017, Timofey Mozgov was traded, along with D'Angelo Russell, to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Brook Lopez and the rights to Kyle Kuzma, the 27th pick in the 2017 NBA draft.


On July 6,2018, Timofey Mozgov was traded, along with the draft rights to Hamidou Diallo, a 2021 second-round draft pick, and cash considerations, to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Dwight Howard.


On July 6,2019, Timofey Mozgov was waived by the Magic without having played a game, due to a knee injury.


On November 28,2019, the NBA approved the Magic's petition to have Timofey Mozgov's salary removed from their books due to the knee injury.


On July 31,2019, Timofey Mozgov signed a one-year deal to return to his home country and play for Khimki of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague.


On December 23,2021, Timofey Mozgov signed with Runa Basket Moscow of the Russian Basketball Super League 1.


Timofey Mozgov has been a member of the senior Russian national basketball team.


Timofey Mozgov played at EuroBasket 2009, EuroBasket 2011, and the 2012 Summer Olympics, winning bronze medals at the latter two.