UPDATE (July 2): Per Sam Amick of USA TODAY, there will be no options on Timofey Mozgov’s deal with the Lakers. There is still a chance that part or all of the fourth year in his contract is non-guaranteed but that does not appear likely.
UPDATE (1:12 a.m.): Per Woj on The Vertical Free Agency Show, the Lakers have reached an agreement with Timofey Mozgov for four years, $64 million.
UPDATE (12:31 a.m.): The Lakers are discussing a four year, $65 million deal with Mozgov, per Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Free Agency Show.
Mozgov will turn 30 in early July
Let the games begin. Free agency is here and the Lakers are in the running for an NBA Champion, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical.
The Lakers are making a serious run at Cleveland free agent center Timofey Mozgov, league sources tell @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 1, 2016
The Lakers have a gaping hole at center, and Mozgov is one of the Lakers preferred choices in free agency. Mozgov did not have a great deal of playing time last season and won’t come with a hefty price tag. Mitch Kupchak and co. are making Mozgov a priority.
When Tyronn Lue took over in Cleveland, Mozgov’s playing time went out of the window. It will be interesting to see his fit in Los Angeles if they come to a deal.
The Vertical podcast ranges Mozgov’s value at around $12-14 million.