One of the busiest weeks for the New York Knicks has marked another success yesterday when the signing of russian center, Timofey Mozgov was completed.
In 32 games for his last team, BC Khimki (Russia), he averaged 7.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks while for the national team at the 2009 European Championship he averaged 11 points per game.
Mike J Miller of Yahoo sports is reporting that George Shinn, owner of the New Orleans Hornets, upset about Chirs Paul's intentions of joining a "Big 3" in New York with Amar'e Stoudamire and Carmello Anthony that would rival Miami Heat, promissed his point guard that he will bring him better teammates to play with.
Multiple sources announced recently that the New York Knicks have secretly tried to get one of Russia's big men to sign a three year contract.
Timofey Mozgov, a 7 foot center that will turn 24 next week, played last season for Moscow's Khimki BC, finalist in the 2009 ULEB Cup and is said to be receiving $9.7 million for his time with the Knicks.
Charlotte Bobcats' point guard, Raymond Felton is expected to join the New York Knicks after accepting a 2 year contract from the organization. ESPN reports that Felton will be making around $7 million per year in his time with New York. Claimed as the top point guard in the free agency of this summer, Raymond Felton was drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats in 2005 as the fifth overall, and throughout his career he averaged 13.3 points, 6.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game.
Prior to LeBron James' decision to join the Miami Heat, Mark Bartelstein, the agent of the Knicks leader in 2009/2010 - David Lee, told ESPN that his client accepted a sign and trade deal with the Golden State Warriors.