Timofey Mozgov

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Timofey Mozgov
Timofey Mozgov portrait.JPG
No. 25 – Denver Nuggets
Position Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1986-07-16) July 16, 1986 (age 28)
St. Petersburg, Russia
Nationality Russian
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Pro career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2006 LenVo St. Petersburg
2006 Krasnye Krilya-2
2006–2010 Khimki Moscow
2010–2011 New York Knicks
2011–present Denver Nuggets
2011 Khimki Moscow

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.

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 a 100-99 win over the Golden State Warriors.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games 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]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 New York 34 14 13.5 .464 .000 .705 3.1 .4 .4 .7 4.0
2010–11 Denver 11 0 6.0 .524 .000 .750 1.5 .0 .1 .2 2.5
2011–12 Denver 44 35 15.6 .526 .000 .684 4.1 .5 .3 1.0 5.4
2012–13 Denver 41 1 8.9 .506 .000 .769 2.6 .2 .1 .4 2.6
2013–14 Denver 82 30 21.6 .523 .167 .754 6.4 .8 .3 1.2 9.4
Career 212 80 15.8 .515 .154 .739 4.4 .5 .3 .9 6.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012 Denver 7 5 14.1 .480 .000 .500 3.3 .4 .3 .9 4.0
Career 7 5 14.1 .480 .000 .500 3.3 .4 .3 .9 4.0

Euroleague career statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2009–10 Khimki 16 3 13.6 .506 .000 .621 4.1 .1 .3 .9 6.0 5.2
Career 16 3 13.6 .506 .000 .621 4.1 .1 .3 .9 6.0 5.2

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.

See also[edit]

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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