Mar 25, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov (25) shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves forward Derrick Williams (7) during the first quarter at the Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

JaVale McGee and Timofey Mozgov To Workout With Olajuwon

The Dream to the rescue.

According to Chris Tomasson, former Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon said the Denver Nuggets will send three to four big men to workout with him in August. Two of which will be Timofey Mozgov and JaVale McGee.

Not that we needed to be reminded who Olajuwon is, but he is a Hall of Fame center who won two NBA titles. He was also a 12-time All-Star, six-time member of the All-NBA team and was twice chosen as Defensive Player of the Year.

He finished his career averaging 21.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 3.1 blocks.

McGee is a restricted free agent, but is definitely one player the Nuggets want to retain. They were intrigued by his potential after they dealt Nene’s contract to get him.

Mozgov will be entering his final year of his contract and was a slight disappointment last season. He didn’t demand the attention that many around the Nuggets hoped, one reason was he lost his confidence after suffering a knee injury in February. The 7-foot-1 center did play good defense against Andrew Bynum in the playoffs, but Denver needs him to play bigger in the post and develop a more aggressive offensive game.

Kosta Koufos and Kenneth Faried could be the other two big men sent down to work with Olajuwon.

Also, reports out of Memphis is the Grizzlies will be interested in Andre Miller. Miller will likely look for a starting job before considering being a backup again next season and more than likely if it came down to Denver and Memphis, he’d choose the Nuggets. They can offer Miller more money and more minutes.


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