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

NBA Trade Rumors: Knicks interested in Denver's Mozgov

With the trade deadline fast approaching, calls for the Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov keep coming in. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Knicks have inquired about Mozgov.

The Knicks have to make a decision about whether or not they want to look for an extra big man or take their chances with Rasheed Wallace and Marcus Camby despite their injuries.

Mozgov was originally with the Knicks until the Carmelo Anthony trade went down and he made his way to Denver two years ago at the deadline. The Knicks are one of a number of teams that have interest in the 26-year-old big man of the Nuggets.

With the play of Kosta Koufos and JaVale McGee, Mozgov has been forced to the bench in limiting playing time. When Mozgov has hit the floor, the results have been there according to Nuggets Head Coach George Karl.

Despite his contract expiring at the end of the year, the Nuggets asking price is big according to numerous reports. The Nuggets have said they won’t move Mozgov unless they are blown away by the offer.

While there is no reported deal on the table from the Knicks, one would think they won’t be able to match the Nuggets asking price. The Nuggets recently turned down a deal from the Minnesota Timberwolves that would have sent Brandon Roy and a first-round pick to Denver for Mozgov.

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