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
2006CSK VVS-2 Samara
2006–2010Khimki Moscow Region
2010–2011New York Knicks
2011–presentDenver Nuggets
2011Khimki Moscow Region
 
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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
2006CSK VVS-2 Samara
2006–2010Khimki Moscow Region
2010–2011New York Knicks
2011–presentDenver Nuggets
2011Khimki Moscow Region

Timofey Pavlovich Mozgov (Russian: Тимофей Павлович Мозгов, 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.

Pro 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 CSK VVS-2 Samara, the second level club of Samara. Before the 2006–07 season he joined Khimki Moscow Region, where he played through the 2009–10 season.

NBA career[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]

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]

NBA 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 Bold Career high

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
Career1305012.1.505.000.7113.1.4.3.73.9

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

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

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