Timothy Moscowphoto: Eugene biyatov / RIA Novosti
Club of the National basketball Association (NBA) “Orlando magic” prematurely terminated the contract with Russian center Timofey Mozgov. This was reported in the club’s Twitter account.
As noted in the statement last season, Mozgov did not participate in any team match due to a knee injury. Contract 32-year-old player was designed until the summer of 2020, but “Orlando” decided to break it now. By agreement with the Russian club should make for the upcoming season 16.7 million dollars.
Mozgov has been traded to Orlando from the “Charlotte hornets” last summer, for the previous team he also did not play. The last time a center went to the floor in April 2018, then he played for the “Brooklyn nets”. He was the only Russian player in the NBA.
Together with “Cleveland Cavaliers” in 2016, Brains became the champion of the NBA. The center supports the national team of Russia since 2009. In the national team it became the bronze medalist of European championship 2011 and bronze medalist of the 2012 Olympics.
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