Monday, February 4, 2013
Mozgov an option for Bulls?
By Nick Borges
The Bulls need help in the frontcourt, especially with the injuries to Carlos Boozer (strained right hamstring) and Joakim Noah (plantar fasciitis in right foot), and one option might be Denver center Timofey Mozgov.
According to Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald, one rumored scenario would see Mozgov coming to Chicago and Richard Hamilton going to the Nuggets.
McGraw writes: "There's not really a true shooting guard on the Nuggets roster -- Andre Iguodala is the current starter. And with the team playing well, the Nuggets might want another veteran for the playoff run. Hamilton makes $5 million this year, but a potential problem is he's owed a partial guarantee for next season, something the Bulls had to add to seal the deal before signing him. Would Denver ask the Bulls to take Mozgov and Anthony Randolph, who's owed $3.5 million over the next two seasons? Probably. Mozgov makes $2.79 million, so another player would have to be included. Hamilton certainly has some value to the Bulls. But with Derrick Rose on his way back, Hamilton is also expendable."
The Bulls could always offer a future second round pick and or cash to help offset the $1 million that Hamilton is owed in 2013-14.
McGraw mentions Kenyon Martin as a free agent option if the Bulls want to ad a big man, but can't get it done via a trade.