Cavs reportedly tried to land Timofey Mozgov; interested in Alexey Shved

Saturday August 9th, 2014

New Cavaliers head coach David Blatt recently said the front office tried to trade for Nuggets big man Timofey Mozgov and that Cleveland would also love to add guard Alexey Shved of the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Alexander Chernykh of, citing an interview Blatt gave to Russia News Agency ITAR-TASS. 

The Cavs and Wolves have reportedly agreed in principle to a trade that will send Cleveland's No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett -- the 2013 No. 1 overall pick -- to the Wolves for All-Star forward Kevin Love. The Wolves would also acquire the Cavs' 2015 protected first-round pick.

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The Cavs' currently have Anderson Varejao at center so it's possible Cleveland could be looking to bolster its depth in the front court with a deal sometime this season. It's unclear whether Blatt will go after Mozgov or Shved after the reported trade with the Wolves, which is expected to happen at the end of August. 

- Marc Weinreich   

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