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2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in all 82 games (30 starts) for the Denver Nuggets in his fourth NBA season, averaged career-highs of 9.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 1.2 blocks in 21.6 minutes... Posted a career-high and NBA season-high 29 rebounds (20 defensive) to go along with 23 points at GSW on 4/10 … Recorded 22 points on 9-13 shooting and also had six rebounds vs. HOU on 4/9 … Tied his season-high with 23 points and grabbed 10 boards vs. MEM on 3/31 … Tallied 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds at SAS on 3/26 … Registered 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds vs. LAC on 3/17 … Recorded 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds vs. CHA on 1/29 … Posted 14 points on a perfect 5/5 FG’s and 4/4 FT’s at SAC on 1/26 … Tallied 15 points and seven rebounds off the bench in 24 minutes vs. IND on 1/25 … Recorded 10 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks vs. CLE on 1/17 … Posted 20 points (8-10 FG’s) and seven rebounds at LAL on 1/5 … Recorded 16 points (7-9 FG’s) and seven rebounds vs. MEM on 1/3 … Totaled 14 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks in his first start of the year vs. GSW on 12/23 … Recorded 15 points and nine rebounds off the bench at LAC on 12/21 … Posted 17 points to go along with a career-high 20 rebounds at BKN on 12/3 … Recorded 16 points and 15 rebounds at TOR on 12/1 … Grabbed eight boards and blocked two shots at MIN on 11/27 … Tallied nine points and a season-high 10 rebounds at HOU on 11/16 … Had a career-high 23 points and also grabbed nine rebounds vs. LAL on 11/13 … Posted 10 points and five rebounds at UTA on 11/11 … Recorded 10 points and six boards vs. ATL on 11/7.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Appeared in 41 games (one start), 2.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in 8.9 minutes . . . Matched his season-high with 10 points to go with 10 rebounds in 20 minutes vs. PHX on 4/17 . . . Scored 10 points in 25 minutes vs. IND on 1/28 . . . Blocked season-high three shots in eight minutes vs. CLE on 1/11 . . . Registered six points and season-high 13 rebounds (seven offensive) in 28 minutes at ATL on 12/5 . . . Posted eight points and seven boards in 21 minutes at LAL on 11/30 . . . Had four points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 16 minutes vs. NOH on 11/25 . . . Made first appearance of season and had four points, four rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes vs. UTA on 11/9 . . . Missed first five games of the season due to left knee strain . . . Registered 36 DNP-CDs.

2011-12: Played in 44 games (35 starts) averaging career highs of 5.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.0 block, in 15.6 minutes . . . Posted eight points and four boards in 19 minutes vs. BOS on 3/17 . . . Registered 14 points and nine rebounds in 23 minutes vs. POR on 2/29 . . . Posted 11 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 22 minutes at LAC on 2/2 . . . Totaled 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes at NYK on 1/21 . . . Registered 11 points, three boards and three assists vs. SAC on 1/4 . . . Totaled eight points, 10 rebounds and a career-high four blocks in 26 minutes at LAL on 12/31 . . . Missed 10 games due to left ankle sprain.

2010-11 (New York-Denver): Appeared in 45 games (14 starts), averaging 3.6 ppg and 2.7 rpg in 11.6 minutes during his rookie season . . . In 11 games with the Nuggets, averaged 2.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 6.0 minutes . . . Appeared in 34 games (14 starts) with the Knicks this season, averaging 4.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 0.68 bpg in 13.5 mpg . . . While with the Knicks, he scored 10+ points twice, grabbed 10+ rebounds twice and notched one double-double . . . Tallied a career-high-tying three blocks (3rd time) vs. Philadelphia on 2/6 . . . Recorded his first career double-double with a career-high 23 points and a career-high 14 rebounds vs. Detroit on 1/30. Inactive 4/6-4/13 due to sprained left knee and ankle.

PLAYOFFS: Has appeared in seven games (all with Denver), averaging 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per game. 2013 (Denver): Active but DNP-CD in all six games of Denver's first-round series against Golden State. 2012 (Denver): Started five of seven games against the Lakers . . . Recorded eight points, four rebounds, two assists, and one block in GM 6 vs. LAL on 5/10/12 . . . Shot 12-of-25 from the field in the series.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2012 (London Olympics): Appeared in eight games for the Bronze Medal winning Russian National Team, averaging 10.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in 18.6 minutes . . . Shot .623 (33-53 FG) from the field . . . Scored a high of 18 points to go with seven rebounds in 23 minutes vs. Brazil . . . Registered 12 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in 27 minutes vs. Spain . . . Scored 10+ points in five games. 2011: Participated in 2011 EuroBasket Championships for Russia, averaged 9.5 points and 3.9 rebounds in 10 games. 2010: Played in 2010 FIBA World Championship for Russia, averaged 13.0 points and 4.4 rebounds. 2009: Participated in 2009 EuroBasket Championships for Russia, averaged 11.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in nine games . . . Played professionally for six years in his native Russia . . . Averaged 7.5 points and 4.8 rebounds over 18.9 minutes in 32 games with BC Khimki in 2009-10 . . . Had 16 double-figure scoring games and two double-figure rebounding games . . . Averaged 6.0 points and 4.1 rebounds over 13.1 minutes in 16 Euroleague games . . . Signed with BC Khimki as a 20 year-old prior to 2006-07 season . . . Averaged 1.3 points in 13 games in 2006-07 and 7.7 points and 4.1 rebounds in 2008-09 . . . Began pro career with LenVo St. Petersburg in 2004-05 . . . Joined CSK VVS-2 Samara in 2005-06 . . . Recorded 11.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks over 23.0 minutes for Russian National Team in 2009 European Championships.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Signed with New York as a free agent (7/13/10) . . . Traded from New York to Denver along with Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, a 2012 second-round draft pick, a 2013 second-round draft pick, a 2014 first-round draft pick and cash considerations in exchange for Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Anthony Carter, Renaldo Balkman and Shelden Williams; the Nuggets also received Kosta Koufos from Minnesota in exchange for a 2015 second-round draft pick (2/22/11) . . . Re-signed with Denver as a free agent on 7/27/13.

PERSONAL:
Name is pronounced TEAM-oh-fay MOZ-gov . . . Full name is Timofey Pavlovich Mozgov . . . Born in St. Petersburg, Russia and is a member of the Russian national team . . . He is the eighth Russian-born player in NBA history, while he becomes the first ever to appear on a Nuggets roster.

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Vitals

Height: 7'1''/ 2.16m
Weight: 250 lbs./ 113.4 kg
Born: July 16, 1986
From: Russia
Draft: Undrafted
NBA Debut: 2010
Years Pro: 4
Previous Teams:
  Denver Nuggets 2011 - 2014
  New York Knicks 2010 - 2010
  Denver Nuggets 2010 - 2010
Prior to NBA/Country: Khimki Moscow/Russia

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