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Former Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov, a member of the 2016 NBA championship squad, is on the move… again.
Mozgov, who was traded by Brooklyn to Charlotte earlier this summer, is part of a three-team deal that has him heading to the Orlando Magic, according to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Deal includes Bulls guard Jerian Grant to Magic, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/vxbM1kXKZy
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 8, 2018
Orlando will also be receiving Jerian Grant from the Chicago Bulls.
The Charlotte Hornets are obtaining Bismack Biyombo, while the Bulls are landing Julyan Stone.
The Mozgov and Biyombo aspect of the deal is basically overpaid big men changing teams. Mozgov is making $16 million this season and $16.7 million in 2019-20, while Biyombo is set to earn $17 million in each of the next two seasons, if he opts in for the 2019-20 season.
Mozgov, who signed a big free-agent deal with the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer of 2017 after being part of Cleveland’s championship team, will likely not see much playing time in Orlando as the Magic already have veteran Nikola Vucevic in the pivot and drafted center Mo Bamba on June 21.