Cleveland Cavaliers to complete trade for Nuggets Timofey Mozgov

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We reported yesterday that the Cleveland Cavaliers weren't done on the trade action and were eyeing up the Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov as their next big trade target.

Well, just 24 hours later it looks like a deal for Mozgov has been agreed on and is all set to go through. 

According to various reports from ESPN and Yahoo Sports, the Cavaliers will be sending two first round draft picks to the Nuggets in order to acquire the big Russian center who will help their ailing interior defense.

Giving up two first rounders for a player like Mozgov may seem like a dumb thing to do, but when you consider the fact that they come from the Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies you realize that maybe it's okay.

Unless either of OKC or Memphis have a significant meltdown, those two picks will be in the 20's, which in NBA terms means a player who will be in the D-League for a while before maybe scraping 10 minutes per game during an injury crisis.

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The Cavaliers - under new head coach David Blatt - had been chasing Mozgov since the off-season, with the former EuroBasket coach obviously seeing something special in his game to warrant the incessant trade talks.

The Cavs have been desperately searching for a rim protector, with their defense proving to be their weak point which was firmly shown by their loss to the woeful Philadelphia 76ers earlier this week. 

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