Timofey Mozgov signs 3-year extension with Nuggets, according to report

USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Nuggets have reportedly reached an agreement with restricted free agent center Timofey Mozgov on a three-year deal.

The Denver Nuggets have reached an agreement with restricted free agent center Timofey Mozgov on a three-year, $14 million contract extension that includes a team option for the third year, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The 27-year-old big man had been a target of sign-and-trade talks earlier in the summer, but Denver traded Kosta Koufos on draft night, and now Mozgov will presumably be the backup center behind JaVale McGee.

Mozgov struggled to carve out a role for himself in a crowded Nuggets frontcourt last season with George Karl, but he will have a new opportunity to prove his worth under head coach Brian Shaw. Denver added J.J. Hickson via free agency and traded for Darrell Arthur this offseason, so Mozgov will still have to earn his minutes. He averaged 2.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in 41 games for the team last season.

The price tag for a relatively unproven big man like Mozgov feels a bit high, but at this point it's just another confusing turn in a directionless offseason for the Nuggets.

More from SB Nation:

Kenny Anderson reveals being sexually abused

Ziller: Is Wall worth the max? It's complicated

NYC tells MSG to move ... in 10 years

LBJ likely done with Team USA | Best (and worst) Olympic moments

The top 61 rookies at NBA Summer League

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.