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What Do We Expect From This Guy?

6 points to 10 points and 6 rebounds to 10 rebounds a game
5 (50%)
10 points to 15 points and 10 rebounds to 15 rebounds a game
1 (10%)
3 points to 4 points and 3 rebounds to 4 rebounds a game
4 (40%)

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Timofey Mozgov As KG Back-Up Center
« on: May 08, 2013, 10:07:18 AM »

Offline krook

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since we got MLE left this is the center we can only acquire for cheaper price,
what do we expect from this guy?
if denver offers more than 3 maybe exact 4million (pass?)
overpaying too much?

Re: Timofey Mozgov As KG Back-Up Center
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 10:10:28 AM »

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since we got MLE left this is the center we can only acquire for cheaper price,
what do we expect from this guy?
if denver offers more than 3 maybe exact 4million (pass?)
overpaying too much?
Since you have started three other threads of this in the past that didn't exactly stick, maybe you should get a hint and give it a rest?
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Re: Timofey Mozgov As KG Back-Up Center
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 10:12:09 AM »

Offline krook

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since we got MLE left this is the center we can only acquire for cheaper price,
what do we expect from this guy?
if denver offers more than 3 maybe exact 4million (pass?)
overpaying too much?
Since you have started three other threads of this in the past that didn't exactly stick, maybe you should get a hint and give it a rest?

feel free to comment ^_^

Re: Timofey Mozgov As KG Back-Up Center
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 10:31:30 AM »

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I would expect Mozgov to be a backup center here behind Garnett.

I think there are two different roles he could have within that backup center designation. A medium sized bench role and a miniature sized bench role.

(1) If Boston landed a starting caliber big man (Josh Smith please!) then Mozgov's minutes would be severely limited behind that new big man, Garnett and Sullinger. So Mozgov would probably only play about 5-10 minutes a game and only get 2-3pts and 2rpg.

(2) If Boston fails to get such a big man, then Sully likely starts alongside KG with Bass taking over the backup PF duties. Sully would double up and play some minutes at center alongside Bass but would still leave an increased amount of minutes for Mozgov. Probably 12-15mpg when roster is fully healthy that would go up to around 20mpg over the course of the season due to injuries. I think 4-5pts and 4-5rpg would be expected in that role.

Re: Timofey Mozgov As KG Back-Up Center
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 10:35:13 AM »

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Mozgov wouldn't be a bad addition to the Celtics. The only problem I can see is how would he develop under Doc? I guess it'll be safe to say he'll easily average 3PPG, and 2.5RPG under 5-12 minutes. Then switch him out for Shavlik, so KG only has to play 20 minutes.

Re: Timofey Mozgov As KG Back-Up Center
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 10:44:41 AM »

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Mozgov wouldn't be a bad addition to the Celtics. The only problem I can see is how would he develop under Doc?
How did he develop under everyone else who coached him (that's right, it took him about a season to find himself on the end of the bench and/or unceremoniously dumped).

The guy will be 27 in July. He is what it is. And what he is is not all that great. As a matter of fact it's quite mediocre.

Can't believe I have to discuss that yet again.
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Re: Timofey Mozgov As KG Back-Up Center
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 01:07:02 PM »

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I think Mozgov makes perfect sense for the Celtics regardless of whether they blow it up or come back for another run with the whole gang.

If KG and PP are coming back he is a solid rotation big who can do a bit of everything and most importantly has size. He doesn't provide the rebounding that you might hope for, but his defense and offense are can make up for it.

If KG and PP aren't coming back Mozgov can either be our cost effective and respectable (but still well below average) starting center while we tank or he can be the back up to whomever we bring in to be our starting center.

The real question is what would we have to give up for him. The nuggets are reportedly going to extend a qualifying offer so it'd have to be a sign and trade most likely. I'd do something like Bass and our 2013 first for Mozgov and Anthony Randolph (I'm very high on Randolph).

Re: Timofey Mozgov As KG Back-Up Center
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2013, 06:41:15 PM »

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Mozgov will be a restricted free agent.  Denver would almost certainly match an offer sheet at the MLE level.  I think they would match even if he gets $6-7m per year.  I also think that Mozgov would prefer to go to a team where he thinks he can start, even if it is a bad team.  I do not think he would want to be a Celtic if his likely role is backing up KG.
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Re: Timofey Mozgov As KG Back-Up Center
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013, 06:45:42 PM »

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since we got MLE left this is the center we can only acquire for cheaper price,
what do we expect from this guy?
if denver offers more than 3 maybe exact 4million (pass?)
overpaying too much?
Since you have started three other threads of this in the past that didn't exactly stick, maybe you should get a hint and give it a rest?
NEVER!!

Re: Timofey Mozgov As KG Back-Up Center
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2013, 07:33:13 PM »

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Mozgov wouldn't be a bad addition to the Celtics. The only problem I can see is how would he develop under Doc?
How did he develop under everyone else who coached him (that's right, it took him about a season to find himself on the end of the bench and/or unceremoniously dumped).

The guy will be 27 in July. He is what it is. And what he is is not all that great. As a matter of fact it's quite mediocre.

Can't believe I have to discuss that yet again.

Woe is you. If you don't want to discuss it again then ignore the post.

Honestly, never seen so much negativity from a forum poster, on any forum.


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Re: Timofey Mozgov As KG Back-Up Center
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2013, 08:20:01 PM »

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Mozgov wouldn't be a bad addition to the Celtics. The only problem I can see is how would he develop under Doc?
How did he develop under everyone else who coached him (that's right, it took him about a season to find himself on the end of the bench and/or unceremoniously dumped).

The guy will be 27 in July. He is what it is. And what he is is not all that great. As a matter of fact it's quite mediocre.

Can't believe I have to discuss that yet again.

Woe is you. If you don't want to discuss it again then ignore the post.

Honestly, never seen so much negativity from a forum poster, on any forum.
Much as I'd like to ignore it, it still keep popping up in my Latest Forum Topics.

We only get 10, you know - it's precious real estate there.
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Re: Timofey Mozgov As KG Back-Up Center
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2013, 08:54:10 PM »

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Re: Timofey Mozgov As KG Back-Up Center
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2013, 12:23:38 AM »

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I think Mozgov makes perfect sense for the Celtics regardless of whether they blow it up or come back for another run with the whole gang.

If KG and PP are coming back he is a solid rotation big who can do a bit of everything and most importantly has size. He doesn't provide the rebounding that you might hope for, but his defense and offense are can make up for it.

If KG and PP aren't coming back Mozgov can either be our cost effective and respectable (but still well below average) starting center while we tank or he can be the back up to whomever we bring in to be our starting center.

The real question is what would we have to give up for him. The nuggets are reportedly going to extend a qualifying offer so it'd have to be a sign and trade most likely. I'd do something like Bass and our 2013 first for Mozgov and Anthony Randolph (I'm very high on Randolph).

randolph given those minutes gives them a descent rebounds and points, they got player that have a lot of potential and should be given minutes, like fournier randolph etc;

Re: Timofey Mozgov As KG Back-Up Center
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2013, 02:35:32 AM »

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I'm all for paying Mosgov the MLE.

I've seen enough in the Olympics and on some stints that he can contribute to us. He's tough and gritty. He's decent offensively with a solid jump shot from about 13-15 feet.

Make him KG's back up Center? Heck, start him WITH KG.

See him make some work in Miami.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMNF-FqCh2A
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Re: Timofey Mozgov As KG Back-Up Center
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2013, 03:23:02 AM »

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I'm all for paying Mosgov the MLE.

I've seen enough in the Olympics and on some stints that he can contribute to us. He's tough and gritty. He's decent offensively with a solid jump shot from about 13-15 feet.

Make him KG's back up Center? Heck, start him WITH KG.

See him make some work in Miami.

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

agree...since we don't have any MLE left but him and our mle match the salary, yes i want him and melo and shavlik as center, if we can add eddy curry or ben wallace or cole aldrich or someone acquirable maybe ben wallace? lets go for another run

 

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