NBA free agency rumors: Kings interested in Timofey Mozgov


The Sacramento Kings are searching for another big man to shore up the frontcourt.

The Sacramento Kings want another big man to go alongside Jason Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins. While Greg Oden spoke with the team this week, another option is Denver Nuggets restricted free agent Timofey Mozgov, according to the Sacramento Bee.

ESPN's Marc Stein also reports that Mozgov could be the second option if Sacramento can't sign Oden.

Denver did lose last year's starting center, Kosta Koufos, in a trade this offseason and it is quite likely the Nuggets elect JaVale McGee to start in his place.

There are some complexities for Mozgov to land in Sacramento, even if the Kings decide he's a priority. For one, the Nuggets could still see Mozgov as a pricey backup option. And for the Kings, bringing on such a lucrative contract that will be nearly $4 million or more could be tough.

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The Kings didn't waive swingman John Salmons and still have his $7.6 million salary on the books, so making a move to acquire Mozgov would require a sign-and-trade or a separate trade to free up the necessary cap space.

Mozgov averaged 2.6 points and 2.6 rebounds last season, and played in only half of the Nuggets' games.

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