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Feb 10, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov (20) rebounds in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers and Timofey Mozgov are in “serious talks” about a four-year, $65 million contract in the early hours of free agency, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

This is something similar to what the New York Knicks are thinking when they sign Joakim Noah because they hope he become himself after having an huge injury that set him back.Lakers are making a bet that Mozgov will regain his pre-injury form. A year ago Mogov had finals just a few weeks after having 28 points and 10 rebounds game.

The Lakers are really taking this a step at a time with new head coach Luke Walton. While Mozgov is not the best center out on the free agency, but he can block shots and protect the rim.

Mozgov averaged just 6.3 points and 4.4 rebounds last year. They obviously think they can get much more out of him next season. The Lakers are moving in the right direction under the new head coach and they have agreed on a good deal for Mosgov according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski

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