Ranking the Brooklyn Nets 2017 Roster Additions

BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 17: Jahlil Okafor
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 17: Jahlil Okafor /
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BROOKLYN, NY – OCTOBER 8: Timofey Mozgov
BROOKLYN, NY – OCTOBER 8: Timofey Mozgov /

6. Timofey Mozgov C – 23 GP, 13.3 MPG, 4.6 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 0.4 BPG, 55.3% FG

Oh, Timofey Mozgov. I remember watching you step up during the 2015 NBA Finals as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. With both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love injured, LeBron James needed some help, and Mozgov provided it.

Granted, the Cavs ultimately ended up losing those Finals, but Mozgov was pretty darn good. How the times have changed, rather quickly too. It was because of that performance that Mozgov received an insane contract from the Los Angeles Lakers that he could never possibly live up to.

Mozgov disappointed in LA, as expected, and was actively being shopped by the Lakers this past offseason. They needed a way to dump that contract, and the Nets were a willing suitor. Marks made a deal with the Lakers that brought Mozgov to Brooklyn.

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Who knew that Mozgov would be active in more games this year than Russell, but that’s only due to injury. Nets’ fans are already clamoring for Marks to find a way to offload Mozgov and his inflated salary, and I can’t blame them.

The 7’1″ center has been ineffective in the minutes he has played and is mostly relegated to clean up duty late in games. Fans know that the game is over one way or another when they see Mozgov take off his sweats and enter the game.

It’s disappointing to see, because Mozgov does possess some offensive skill, but he has never done it consistently enough to be a solid player. He is easily the worst acquisition Sean Marks has made this season and will probably be on a different team come next season.