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The first big move of the 2016 NBA Free Agency period is the Los Angeles Lakers signing center Timofey Mozgov to a four-year deal worth $64 million.
Mozgov averaged 6.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in the 2015-16 season for the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers. Via The AP:
Russian center Timofey Mozgov has agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the deal can’t be signed until July 7.
The Lakers moved swiftly in the opening minutes of the NBA’s free agent signing period to use a big portion of their roughly $55 million in cap room on the 7-foot-1 Mozgov, a six-year NBA veteran.