Mozgov on the trade block? Celtics a potential trade partner?

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    Mozgov on the trade block? Celtics a potential trade partner?

    Mozgov on the trade block? Celtics a potential trade partner?

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    Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

    Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports listed potential trade chips and Timofey Mozgov made his list.

    In addition to Mozgov, Spears lists: Andrea "I don't play defense" Bargnani and Jose "I try to take over, but can't" Calderon (Raptors), MarShon "I'm the odd man out" Brooks (Nets), Andrew "I like to bowl on injured knees" Bynum (76ers), Tyreke "I can't shoot" Evans (Kings), Pau "My knees hurt" Gasol (Lakers), Tyler "I like to foul" Hansbrough (Pacers), Gerald "Get me out of Charlotte" Henderson (Bobcats), Kevin "I sign a contract and then complain about it" Love and Derrick "What's my position?" Williams (Timberwolves), Anderson "Why wasn't I this good with LeBron here" Varejao (Cavaliers), and Paul "They gotta trade somebody" Millsap (Jazz) as potential trade pieces this season.

    Here is what Spears had to say about the Nuggets' third center:

     

    Contract status: Making $3.1 million in last year of contract. Will be a restricted free agent at end of the season.

    Buzz: Of their three centers, the Nuggets are most willing to part with Mozgov, who has proven in his short NBA career and Olympic play that he is a serviceable big man. The Nuggets probably won't try to re-sign him with two other free agents on the horizon: guard Andre Iguodala and reserve swingman Corey Brewer.

    "It's logical because they have three centers and it's hard for [coach George] Karl to play them all," one NBA GM said. "The Nuggets are not a big revenue-generating team and they're not going to pay the tax."

     

     

    Scanning the interwebs I came across a post from CelticsLife.com about Boston fans looking at adding Mozgov with the departure of Darko Milicic to their beloved Celtics.

    A snippet:

    REALISTIC trade possibility:
    Fab Melo, Leandro Barbosa, and a 1st rounder for Timofey Mozgov. Do you make this trade? Please note the word "realistic." You're NOT getting Mozgov for just Fab Melo and a 2nd rounder. You have to give to get (Unless you're the Lakers of course). And again we don't have the tradable assets to get the sexier names on the trade market.

     
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    Trade idea: How about Timofey Mozgov? By Jeff Clark on Dec 18, 5:00p 13

    he's tall - Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

    Not a rumor, just putting a few rumors together for discussion purposes.

     

    The Celtics have a shortage of centers who can play. The Nuggets have a surplus. Is there a match here?

    NBA's top trade candidates - Yahoo! Sports

    Of their three centers, the Nuggets are most willing to part with Mozgov, who has proven in his short NBA career and Olympic play that he is a serviceable big man. The Nuggets probably won't try to re-sign him with two other free agents on the horizon: guard Andre Iguodala and reserve swingman Corey Brewer. "It's logical because they have three centers and it's hard for [coach George] Karl to play them all," one NBA GM said. "The Nuggets are not a big revenue-generating team and they're not going to pay the tax."

    Trade Season: More Potential Names on the NBA Market - The Triangle Blog - Grantland

    On a Denver-related side note, executives agree that Timofey Mozgov, thrust back into the rotation in the last week, is among the most available players in the league

    Mozgov is a 7'1" 250 lb. serviceable backup center who's just not getting minutes in Denver. An informal scanning of some Denver fans thoughts indicate that he might be had for a late first rounder and Fab Melo plus salary filler. Barbosa's name was brought up but I might be more willing to include Jason Collins.

    Or if the teams wanted to get creative and expand the deal, names like Courtney Lee, Corey Brewer or even Wilson Chandler could get involved. Note, all this is pure speculation for discussion purposes.

     
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    Re: Mozgov on the trade block? Celtics a potential trade partner?

    Good post. Decent trade, but I don't think it puts us over the top. When he is given minutes, he puts up solid rebounding numbers. Not so much, in terms of blocks. Gortat would be a more complete package - albeit at a higher cost.

     
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    This season Mozgov is averaging: 11.3 mins, 3.5 rebs, and 3.3 pts per game. EFF rating +6!

     
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    Re: Mozgov on the trade block? Celtics a potential trade partner?

    The Celtics need another big.  I would take Mozgov in a heartbeat for Melo, Barbosa and a pick.  

     

     
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    Re: Mozgov on the trade block? Celtics a potential trade partner?

    In response to R9R's comment:
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    Good post. Decent trade, but I don't think it puts us over the top. When he is given minutes, he puts up solid rebounding numbers. Not so much, in terms of blocks. Gortat would be a more complete package - albeit at a higher cost.

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    I agree! I would not give up Melo and a 1st rounder for him. 

     
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    In response to BCSP's comment:
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    In response to R9R's comment:
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    Good post. Decent trade, but I don't think it puts us over the top. When he is given minutes, he puts up solid rebounding numbers. Not so much, in terms of blocks. Gortat would be a more complete package - albeit at a higher cost.

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    I agree! I would not give up Melo and a 1st rounder for him. 

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    Yeah when I say "a pick"  I should be clear I mean a second rounder.  But Mozgoz could help

     
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    When he gets minutes he rebounds the b-ball:

    Dec 5 versus ATL: 28 mins, 13 rebs, 6 pts, and 1 blk.

     
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    In response to snakeoil123's comment:
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    In response to BCSP's comment:
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    In response to R9R's comment:
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    Good post. Decent trade, but I don't think it puts us over the top. When he is given minutes, he puts up solid rebounding numbers. Not so much, in terms of blocks. Gortat would be a more complete package - albeit at a higher cost.

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    I agree! I would not give up Melo and a 1st rounder for him. 

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    Yeah when I say "a pick"  I should be clear I mean a second rounder.  But Mozgoz could help

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    I am with you 100% The Cs need a glass cleaner!

     
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    Re: Mozgov on the trade block? Celtics a potential trade partner?

    I don't know enough about him. I guess, the question is how high doc and Danny are on Melo as a prospect. 

     
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    Nice highlights! I like the fact he didn't bring the ball down, after the catch in the post (first score)!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMNF-FqCh2A

     

     
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    Nice feel for the game! Good hands and finish on the pick and rolls!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj75C_3nbE8

     

     
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    This guy has great hands!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=RJ-6wcL-aYY&NR=1

     
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    He isn't bad.  I remember seeing him with the Knicks as a rookie. Nothing special but the Celtics need bigs badly.

     
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    Re: Mozgov on the trade block? Celtics a potential trade partner?

    Just took a look at his advanced stats. I compared them to Ryan Hollins, (not that I want Hollins but just getting a range) Gortat, and Varejoe.

     

    Per 36 minutes. 

     

    Mozgove 10.7 points, 11.2 rebounds,  defensive rating 107 (lower is better) 

    Hollins  8.4 points, 6.9 rebounds,  defensive rating 102

    Varejoe  14.7 points, 13.8 rebounds, defensive rating 103

    Gortat   12.9 points, 9.6 rebounds,  defensive rating 105

     

     

    So best, I can tell, a very solid player to back up Garnett as primary center. Varejoe is the difference maker but the Price is probably WAAAAAAAAY to high. And Gortat, isn't quite the difference maker I though t he was.

    it'd be a nice pickup the question again is how high are Doc and Danny on Melo's ceiling? 

     

     
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    In response to jtkl's comment:
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    Just took a look at his advanced stats. I compared them to Ryan Hollins, (not that I want Hollins but just getting a range) Gortat, and Varejoe.

     

    Per 36 minutes. 

     

    Mozgove 10.7 points, 11.2 rebounds,  defensive rating 107 (lower is better) 

    Hollins  8.4 points, 6.9 rebounds,  defensive rating 102

    Varejoe  14.7 points, 13.8 rebounds, defensive rating 103

    Gortat   12.9 points, 9.6 rebounds,  defensive rating 105

     

     

    So best, I can tell, a very solid player to back up Garnett as primary center. Varejoe is the difference maker but the Price is probably WAAAAAAAAY to high. And Gortat, isn't quite the difference maker I though t he was.

    it'd be a nice pickup the question again is how high are Doc and Danny on Melo's ceiling? 

     

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    Excellent post! A serviceable back-up and possible future starter.

     
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    In response to jtkl's comment:
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    Just took a look at his advanced stats. I compared them to Ryan Hollins, (not that I want Hollins but just getting a range) Gortat, and Varejoe.

     

    Per 36 minutes. 

     

    Mozgove 10.7 points, 11.2 rebounds,  defensive rating 107 (lower is better) 

    Hollins  8.4 points, 6.9 rebounds,  defensive rating 102

    Varejoe  14.7 points, 13.8 rebounds, defensive rating 103

    Gortat   12.9 points, 9.6 rebounds,  defensive rating 105

     

     

    So best, I can tell, a very solid player to back up Garnett as primary center. Varejoe is the difference maker but the Price is probably WAAAAAAAAY to high. And Gortat, isn't quite the difference maker I though t he was.

     

    So he is the worst defender of the bunch, Holllins is the best. Second best rebounder!!!! and third best scorer. We need defense and rebounding. 

    it'd be a nice pickup the question again is how high are Doc and Danny on Melo's ceiling? 

     

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    Gortat got 6 blocks last game vs. Kings. Averaging 2.1 which I believe is top 10 in NBA. We talk about a presence in the paint ... nobody wants to get blocked.

     

    Also why I'd throw Melo some minutes if I were in charge. I think you discourage drives into the paint with a couple blocks and few clumsy swats to the face!

     
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    Re: Mozgov on the trade block? Celtics a potential trade partner?

    In response to BCSP's comment:
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    In response to jtkl's comment:
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    Just took a look at his advanced stats. I compared them to Ryan Hollins, (not that I want Hollins but just getting a range) Gortat, and Varejoe.

     

    Per 36 minutes. 

     

    Mozgove 10.7 points, 11.2 rebounds,  defensive rating 107 (lower is better) 

    Hollins  8.4 points, 6.9 rebounds,  defensive rating 102

    Varejoe  14.7 points, 13.8 rebounds, defensive rating 103

    Gortat   12.9 points, 9.6 rebounds,  defensive rating 105

     

     

    So best, I can tell, a very solid player to back up Garnett as primary center. Varejoe is the difference maker but the Price is probably WAAAAAAAAY to high. And Gortat, isn't quite the difference maker I though t he was.

    it'd be a nice pickup the question again is how high are Doc and Danny on Melo's ceiling? 

     

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    Excellent post! A serviceable back-up and possible future starter.

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    Yeah, he looks like he would be a very solid role player and If he is in the second unit with Sullinger that suddenly becomes a dominant rebounding unit.

    Or if we put Sullinger with KG in the first unit and Mozgov with Bass you have two very solid rebounders in each unit. 

     

     
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    Courtney Lee could be on the block as Celtics 'looking hard for one more big man'

    Published: Monday, December 17, 2012, 1:31 PM     Updated: Monday, December 17, 2012, 1:33 PM   courtney lee timberwolves.JPG Courtney Lee could be expendable with Avery Bradley expected to return soon. AP  

    The Boston Celtics could consider parting with Courtney Lee and have been "looking hard for one more big man," David Aldridge of NBA.com reported Monday.

    Lee, who became eligible for a trade on Saturday, has not set the world ablaze for the Celtics, averaging 5.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting with 28.6 percent 3-point shooting this season. He has struggled to find his role in Boston, but that's not entirely what makes him expendable.

    As a 27-year old on a reasonable contract with a history of being a defensive-minded shooter, Lee's one of the Celtics with trade value.

    With Avery Bradley set to return to the lineup shortly, Boston's backcourt will have a major logjam. Danny Ainge has needs elsewhere, and could be willing to part with a guard to improve in the frontcourt. If he decides to go that route, Lee's the most likely candidate to be moved.

     
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    mozgov has decent hands, size, and can rebound and give us some relief from this horrendous thing in sneakers known as bran done bass.  let KG log some time at the 4 and not have to carry the burden of being the ONLY rebounder and inside presence.

     

    mozgov would be good for that.  airhead mcgee is playing his way off the bench, they kind of made him "earn it" in denver vs. washington, and i don't think they'll keep mcgee as a bench player much longer.  as it is now he's pinching out mozgov's minutes.

     

    unrelated question: what ever happened to bird man?  out of the league?  he'd be a decent 12 th man to have heading into the playoffs assuming that the stories about the kiddie porn were indeed "planted" items by a bitter x girlfriend

     
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    mozgov has decent hands, size, and can rebound and give us some relief from this horrendous thing in sneakers known as bran done bass.  let KG log some time at the 4 and not have to carry the burden of being the ONLY rebounder and inside presence.

     

    mozgov would be good for that.  airhead mcgee is playing his way off the bench, they kind of made him "earn it" in denver vs. washington, and i don't think they'll keep mcgee as a bench player much longer.  as it is now he's pinching out mozgov's minutes.

     

    unrelated question: what ever happened to bird man?  out of the league?  he'd be a decent 12 th man to have heading into the playoffs assuming that the stories about the kiddie porn were indeed "planted" items by a bitter x girlfriend

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    I guess he is looking for a job. Not sure what happened with his legal issue(s). 

     Chris Andersen, the Birdman. At first glance, Andersen doesn't seem to fit the bill of someone who could be a leader. However, Andersen is a 9-year veteran of the league and, in appearance and demeanor, is well respected around the NBA for his toughness.

    Andersen is also a defensive specialist, which would assist the Bobcats in that area. The only issue with him would be if he is able to be a leader. It's not a sure thing, but I think it's possible that if the Birdman were to arrive in Charlotte, he could embrace the role as a leader for the Bobcats.

     
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    Re: Mozgov on the trade block? Celtics a potential trade partner?

    Fab Melo is a project, if you can get Mozgov for him and a pick, then DA needs to make the move.  We are in a win now mode, not trying to see who can pan out in the future.

     
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    Perhaps Mozgov and Kenyon Martin......then we NEED to move Bass!!  I'm very disappointed in him

     

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