Los Angeles Lakers are the new laughing stock of the NBA after making this ludicrous decision
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NBA free agency opened Friday morning at midnight with Los Angeles Lakers fans having high hope as their team paired plenty of salary space with young talent.

With plenty of big names still on the open market, the Lakers’ key move at midnight was inking NBA veteran Timofey Mozgov to a whopping four-year deal worth $64 million, per ESPN.

It’s a demoralizing deal for Lakers fans who had hopes of landing the likes of DeMar Derozan (re-signed with Raptors), Nic Batum (re-signed with Hornets) or Kevin Durant (not meeting with Lakers).

Mozgov, who will be 30 on July 16, is a 7’1″ center who saw his role diminished in Cleveland last year during the Cavaliers title run. The NBA veteran has only averaged 10 points or more in one season over his six-year career. He’s averaged six or more rebounds in three separate seasons.

Mozgov notched six points and four rebounds over 17 minutes per game last season.

There’s always next year, right Lakers fans?

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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