Snapping Necks and Cashing Checks
Zubac is GOAT
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Giving Timofey Mozgov $64 million over four years qualifies as a significant overpay, but it's more understandable in conjunction with the team's other moves.
The Los Angeles Lakers have so many young players on rookie-scale contracts that they can afford to hand out one exorbitant salary, and Mozgov fills a distinct need as a traditional big man. It was only two seasons ago that he was an up-and-coming center who thrived during the NBA Finals and appeared destined for a near-max deal.
Plus, Mozgov didn't prevent the Lakers from improving other parts of the roster. Re-signing Jordan Clarkson, acquiring Luol Deng and drafting both Brandon Ingram and Ivica Zubac are unmitigated positives for this rebuilding franchise.
The Lakers didn't land a star in free agency, though they might have found one in Ingram. Instead, they made small-scale moves that should finally get the Purple and Gold back on track.
Definitely a factor, though I do think he can be a serviceable backup C. Most international scouts have said he's a much more developed player than he was when he last played in the NBA. This obviously hurts Tarik Black's chances of getting regular minutes, which is disappointing.If this is true its probably a marketing play. Lakers are already pretty big in China because of Kobe's fame over there. This would probably be a big money maker for the organization.