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NBA News and Rumors: Cavs among teams looking to make a deal

Marc Stein of ESPN has reported that the Cavs front office has already made some calls and the latest news says Timofey Mozgov of Denver is the latest target.

Mozgov is averaging over eight points and nearly eight rebounds per game this season for the Nuggets, but his role is limited and a move to a contender like Cleveland could increase those stats with increased minutes.

The 28-year-old Russian has terrific numbers for his career, shooting over 51 percent from the floor and averaging nearly a block per game, all while playing just 17 minutes per game, but paired with Kevin Love and LeBron James, basketball experts have predicted he would average a double-double per night and give the Cavaliers a strong presence in the paint down the second half of the 2014-15 NBA season.

New Orleans is another franchise that could use a star player if they want to contend for a playoff spot. Anthony Davis has become a star in the league, but the Pelicans lack another consistent scorer.

The latest rumors have the team looking at small forward Joe Johnson of Brooklyn. The veteran is a proven commodity and his experience, leadership, and scoring ability could be just what this squad needs to push into the top eight of the Western Conference.

Sacramento could also be in the mix for a deal or two in the coming weeks. The Kings are five games behind Phoenix in the west, but with a good nucleus of young talent, adding a veteran for the second half of the season could give this squad the boost it needs.

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