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Khimki Moscow signed center Timofey Mozgov for 2019-2020, the club announced. The Russian big guy returns to the team he previously played from 2006 to 2010 and briefly in 2011 during the NBA lockout.
“Everyone is waiting and loving me here. Khimki is my hometown. I have a lot to do with the club and the city. The upcoming season will be very important both for me and the team,” Mozgov said per Khimki.
Mozgov, 32, is back in EuroLeague after averaging 6.8 points and 4.9 rebounds in 18.0 minutes over 454 games during an eight-year stint with the Denver Nuggets, Cleveland Cavaliers, L.A. Lakers, and the Brooklyn Nets. In 2018, he was traded to the Orlando Magic only to be sidelined for the entirety of the 2019 season due to knee problems.
Mozgov has said that there has been serious progress in his recovery.
In 2016, Mozgov and Cleveland teammate Sasha Kaun became the first Russian players to ever win an NBA championship title, when the Cavaliers came back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors in the Finals.