Timofey Mozgov has been a sticking point for both the Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks throughout the latter stages of the Carmelo Anthony trade proceedings. The rookie center has reportedly found himself placed on and off the table and excluded from what was supposed to be the Knicks’ final offer.
According to the New York Daily News’ Frank Isola, that final offer might not have been so final. Isola says Mozgov would be included in an Anthony trade between the Knicks and Nuggets, and that “It’s not done yet.”
It might seem strange for a rookie who averages four points, three rebounds, and 13 minutes per game to be the key contention of this season’s biggest trade, but not many things about this entire ordeal make all that much sense to begin with, other than, you know, get money.
Before joining the Knicks, Mozgov was a star for Russia’s Khimki Moscow Region team.