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NBA Trade Rumor: Kings reject offer from Cavaliers for Timofey Mozgov

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HEY GUYS IT'S ME, TIMOFEY MOZGOV!
HEY GUYS IT'S ME, TIMOFEY MOZGOV!
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA Trade Deadline is just 9 days away, and the rumor mill is churning away.  The latest rumor regarding the Sacramento Kings comes from ESPN's Brian Windhorst, who went on a radio show in Cleveland to say that the Kings have rebuffed offers from the Cavaliers for their starting center, Timofey Mozgov.

Windhorst doesn't make it clear what the Cavs wanted in return for Mozgov, but even still, it makes little sense for the Kings to trade for a player at a position in which they already have much depth.  With DeMarcus Cousins, Willie Cauley-Stein and Kosta Koufos on board, Mozgov does not present a clear upgrade.  Perhaps the only value Mozgov holds for the Kings is in his expiring contract.  If the Cavs were willing to take Marco Belinelli's contract in return for Mozgov, that might be something worth considering, although that move does little to help our already weakened backcourt.

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