Cleveland Cavaliers chasing Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov

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The Cleveland Cavaliers shocked the basketball world last night as they pulled off a trade to bring in J.R Smith and Iman Shumpert from the New York Knicks, with Dion Waiters heading off to the OKC Thunder.

But it seems like the Cavaliers are not done on the trade front with the news that they are aggressively trying to bring in a big man to improve their ailing defense.

And according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the man the Cavs are fighting to bring in is Timofey Mozgov of the Denver Nuggets.

The Cavs have been desperately searching for a rim protector in the past months, with rejections from the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics for DeAndre Jordan and Brandan Wright respectively.

The Cavs have been absolutely hopeless on defense this year under new head coach David Blatt, with their problems being summed up by a loss to the tragically awful Philadelphia 76ers.

"My friends talk about it, but I just say, 'If you're talking, don't invite me, OK?" Mozgov said prior to the game, per the Denver Post. "It's simple. They can talk about it with each other, but I know nothing about it."

Mozgov scored only two points on 1 of 5 shooting from the field, adding three rebounds, one assist and two blocks while logging 17 minutes of game action in a 110-101 victory over Minnesota. He is averaging 5.8 points and 5.4 rebounds over his last five games.

It is said that the Nuggets are hesitant to let Mozgov leave however, with the thinking being that the Cavs will need to offer them something nice to get the deal done.

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