January 28, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov (25) reacts during the first half against the Indiana Pacers at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 102-101. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Trade Rumors: Nuggets under no pressure to move Mozgov


Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports that while the Nuggets are receiving many calls on their third center Timofey Mozgov, they have no financial pressure to do so. He goes on to report that the Nuggets would only deal Mozgov for a “too-good-to-be-true-offer” from a team.

Am I the only one that finds this odd?

When Mozgov has had the chance to play, he’s been very solid for George Karl. It’s one of those cases however that he finds himself on the outside looking in. The Nuggets are a deep team with plenty of depth, but when everyone is healthy, depth can actually be a problem.

Oct 1, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov (25) is interviewed by reporters during media day at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

With Mozgov hitting free agency at the end of the season, one would think the Nuggets would look to get whatever they could for him instead of letting him just walk away.

With Spears report, it makes me feel the Nuggets may not make any move and may just stand pat.

In most of the rumored deals, Mozgov has been a piece. Whether it’s Rip Hamilton, Josh Smith, Kevin Garnett or J.J. Redick, Mozgov’s name has been attached to it.

Are the Nuggets asking too much for the seven-footer? Or is it the fact that teams aren’t willing to take on the contracts of Anthony Randolph or Jordan Hamilton?

What is the “too-good-to-be-true” offer that Spears speaks of? While the Nuggets may be dispelling any rumors for now, once the deadline gets closer, we’ll see if their feelings change.

With the current roster, is the team good enough to make a serious run in the Western Conference playoffs? Or will it be, once again, a team that will be one-and-done in the first round?

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