Wilt, Kareem, Shaq, Timofey Mozgov?

Timofey Mozgov is secured. Who's next? Mark Landsberger?

Timofey Mozgov is secured. Who’s next? Mark Landsberger?

The Lakers just made a splash in free agency by coming to terms with Cleveland Cavaliers back up center Timofey Mozgov on a four-year, 64 million deal. Who’s Timofey Mozgov? Good question but here’s how his contract stacks up.

7 Comments to "Wilt, Kareem, Shaq, Timofey Mozgov?"

  1. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    July 5, 2016 - 9:16 am | Permalink

    How is Jerry West doing in Golden State?

  2. BonitaAlum's Gravatar BonitaAlum
    July 3, 2016 - 10:10 pm | Permalink

    I’m sorry, but to say Mozgov couldn’t have sat on a bench in the 70s/80s is the most ludicrous statement you’ve written. The majority of players today would make rosters, there were just better coaches then.

  3. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    July 2, 2016 - 11:02 pm | Permalink

    Huh? Sixteen millions is 7% of 108 million? Point is, Lakers could of had him at 30 instead of 64 million.

  4. Oso Viejo's Gravatar Oso Viejo
    July 2, 2016 - 4:09 pm | Permalink

    The whole pro basketball thing is obscene. Half the teams have no chance at even making the playoffs and they don’t even care because they are making zillons off TV deals. Most of the players care lest because, you guessed it, they are making zillions too. As long as the NBA fills the cable airwaves with spectacular athletic content and finds some way to keep the playoffs going the distance every year there will be no change.

    Frankly, my personal interest in the NBA tanked just about the time that Earvin Johnson got sick. And this is from a guy who used to watch the Lakers on channel 5 and groaned when Mel Counts came in to replace Darryl Imhoff during garbage time.
    From T. Peterson: Mel Counts! Ha ha! I love it! My Dad (God rest his soul) liked Mel Counts. Always said he “was a good steady ball player.” You got to love the old school guys. I agree. The Association just isn’t the same. Mozgov couldn’t have even sat on the end of an NBA bench in the seventies/eighties. Now he’s getting $64 million. Our buddy Mel Counts would have taken him apart.

  5. Back of the Buss's Gravatar Back of the Buss
    July 2, 2016 - 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Today, the Lakers have come to terms with Luol Deng, age 31. They wanted someone older, but had to settle for this greenhorn. This once-proud sports institution is now in the midst of a Buss family civil war in which Jimmy has promised to step down if he can’t make a deep playoff run this next season…hence the rush to sign these worn-out veterans at steep salaries. Jimmy figures if these recycled jocks can’t win, at least their paychecks will put a serious crimp in the upcoming Jeannie & Phil show. Seriously, it’s time to bail on the purple and gold.

  6. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 2, 2016 - 8:42 am | Permalink

    It’s actually not a bad deal. They’re acquiring pieces this summer that way they are a better destination for next years free agents. With next years salary cap going up to about $108m, mozgov’s $16m/yr is less than 7% of the teams salary. If they front loses the contract, they’d have even more money to spend next summer.

  7. Back of the Buss's Gravatar Back of the Buss
    July 1, 2016 - 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Even if Jerry Buss could live forever, and he had the energy to helm the Lakers through this sorry time in their history, he too would be stumbling badly with the team: the Lakers simply threw too many resources into the attempt at keeping the program in the stratosphere. There is a price to be paid for this profligate behavior, and nobody and nothing can change this fact. Those who need to see an L.A. hoops team win now are advised to root for the Clippers.

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