July 2 2:48 PM PT3:48 PM MT4:48 PM CT5:48 PM ET21:48 GMT5:48 2:48 PM MST4:48 PM EST1:48 UAE (+1)23:4817:48 ET4:48 PM CT20:48 - Mozgov has undergone successful right knee arthroscopic surgery and the team says he'll be out about six weeks. The Cavaliers say Mozgov had the procedure Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic Marymount Surgicenter. Analysis: Mozgov transformed the Cavs on defense, giving them a rim-protecting, fear-creating big man after Anderson Varejao was lost for the season.
June 23 9:19 AM PT10:19 AM MT11:19 AM CT12:19 PM ET16:19 GMT0:19 9:19 AM MST11:19 AM EST20:19 UAE18:1912:19 ET11:19 AM CT15:19 - The Cavaliers have picked up Mozgov's $5 million contract option for next season. Analysis: Mozgov was acquired by Cleveland in a trade from Denver for two first-round draft picks in January. The 7-foot-1 Mozgov averaged 10.6 points and 6.9 rebounds in 45 starts for the Cavs, who were desperate for a rim-protecting big man after losing Anderson Varejao to a season-ending Achilles injury. Mozgov averaged 10.6 points and 7.3 rebounds in the postseason and scored 28 points in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
Jan. 12 9:38 PM PT10:38 PM MT11:38 PM CT12:38 AM ET5:38 GMT13:38 10:38 PM MST12:38 AM EST9:38 UAE06:380:38 ET11:38 PM CT3:38 - Mozgov scored 14 points and grabbed 12 boards in his second game since joining Cleveland. Analysis: Mozgov posted solid numbers Sunday, but his performance was not enough to life the LeBron James-less Cavaliers past Sacramento.
Jan. 7 1:58 PM PT2:58 PM MT3:58 PM CT4:58 PM ET21:58 GMT5:58 2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST1:58 UAE (+1)22:5816:58 ET3:58 PM CT19:58 - Desperate for a rim-protecting center, the Cavs agreed to trade two future first-round draft picks to the Denver Nuggets for Mozgov, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Cavs have targeted the 7-foot-1 Mozgov for several months and came to an agreement in principle, said the person said on condition of anonymity because the NBA still has to approve the trade. Analysis: With starting center Anderson Varejao out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon, the Cavs needed a front-line scorer and defender to complement forwards Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson. Mozgov played for Cavs coach David Blatt on the Russian national team, winning a bronze medal together at the 2012 London Olympics. He's averaged 8.5 points and 7.8 rebounds in 35 games for the Nuggets.
Nov. 19 8:02 PM PT9:02 PM MT10:02 PM CT11:02 PM ET4:02 GMT12:02 9:02 PM MST11:02 PM EST8:02 UAE05:0223:02 ET10:02 PM CT2:02 - Mozgov finished with a season-high 17 points to lift the Denver Nuggets over the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-100 Wednesday night. Analysis: Mozgov has 31 points and 18 boards in his last two games so he is heating up for coach Brian Shaw.