Timofey Mozgov

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Timofey Mozgov
Timofey Mozgov portrait.JPG
No. 25 – Denver Nuggets
PositionCenter
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1986-07-16) July 16, 1986 (age 27)
St. Petersburg, Russia
NationalityRussian
Listed height7 ft 1 in (216 cm)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2008 / Undrafted
Pro playing career2004–present
Career history
2004–2006LenVo St. Petersburg
2006Krasnye Krilya-2
2006–2010Khimki Moscow
2010–2011New York Knicks
2011–presentDenver Nuggets
2011Khimki Moscow
 
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Timofey Mozgov
Timofey Mozgov portrait.JPG
No. 25 – Denver Nuggets
PositionCenter
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1986-07-16) July 16, 1986 (age 27)
St. Petersburg, Russia
NationalityRussian
Listed height7 ft 1 in (216 cm)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2008 / Undrafted
Pro playing career2004–present
Career history
2004–2006LenVo St. Petersburg
2006Krasnye Krilya-2
2006–2010Khimki Moscow
2010–2011New York Knicks
2011–presentDenver Nuggets
2011Khimki Moscow

Timofey Pavlovich Mozgov (Russian: Тимофей Павлович Мозгов, Russian pronunciation: [ti'mɵfe pʲa'vʲlʲɵvʲɪt͡ɕ ma'zɡavʲ]; born July 16, 1986) is a Russian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is 7 feet 1 inch (2.16 m) tall and weighs 250 pounds (110 kg). He plays at the center position.

Professional career[edit]

Mozgov playing for the Russian national team.

European career[edit]

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 Krasnye Krilya-2, the second level club from Samara. Before the 2006–07 season he joined Khimki Moscow Region, where he played through the 2009–10 season.

NBA career[edit]

New York Knicks (2010–2011)[edit]

In 2010, Mozgov signed a three year, $9.7 million contract with the New York Knicks.[1]

On January 30, 2011, after a 3 week stint on the bench, Mozgov finally saw significant minutes against the Pistons. He had a career game scoring 23 points and grabbing 14 rebounds to lead New York to a 124–106 victory. He played 40 minutes and was treated to loud “Mozgov! Mozgov!” chants in the final minute.[2]

Denver Nuggets (2011–present)[edit]

On February 22, 2011, he was traded to the Nuggets in a three-way blockbuster deal which also involved the Minnesota Timberwolves that brought Carmelo Anthony to New York.[3]

On July 21, 2011, he joined Khimki Moscow Region for the second time[4] during the 2011 NBA lockout.[5]

On July 27, 2013, he re-signed with the Nuggets.[6]

On April 10, 2014, he recorded career highs in points and rebounds with 23 and 29 respectively in 43 minutes in a 100-99 win over the Golden State Warriors.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field-goal percentage 3P% 3-point field-goal percentage FT% Free-throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game PIR Performance Index Rating
 Bold Career high

NBA career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2010–11New York341413.5.464.000.7053.1.4.4.74.0
2010–11Denver1106.0.524.000.7501.5.0.1.22.5
2011–12Denver443515.6.526.000.6844.1.5.31.05.4
2012–13Denver4118.9.506.000.7692.6.2.1.42.6
2013–14Denver823021.6.523.167.7546.4.8.31.29.4
Career2128015.8.515.154.7394.4.5.3.96.0

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2012Denver7514.1.480.000.5003.3.4.3.94.0
Career7514.1.480.000.5003.3.4.3.94.0

Euroleague career statistics[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPGPIR
2009–10Khimki16313.6.506.000.6214.1.1.3.96.05.2
Career16313.6.506.000.6214.1.1.3.96.05.2

Russian national team[edit]

Mozgov has also been a member of the senior Russian national basketball team. He played at EuroBasket 2009, Eurobasket 2011, and the 2012 Summer Olympics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Berman, Marc (July 11, 2010). "Knicks spy Russian". New York Post. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
  2. ^ Beck, Howard (January 30, 2011). "Timofey Mozgov Comes Off Bench to Lead Knicks". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
  3. ^ "Nuggets acquire five players, three picks in three-team trade". NBA.com. February 22, 2011. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Khimki brings back Mozgov, adds Quinn". EuroLeague.net. July 21, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ Report: Mozgov to sign with Russian team
  6. ^ Denver Nuggets Re-Sign Center Timofey Mozgov
  7. ^ "Notebook: Nuggets 100, Warriors 99". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 10, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 

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