March 14, 2017, 9:13 am
The youth movement continues for the Lakers who are apparently shutting down veteran center Timofey Mozgov for the season.
Mozgov has only played twice in the past month so this shouldn’t come as a surprise. It’s no secret the Lakers need to play their youngsters to get an idea of what they’ve got in hand. Ivica Zubac started on Sunday against the Sixers and put up 10 points and six boards in 19 minutes. Julius Randle also put up 21 points and 12 boards in 34 minutes in that game as well.
Lakers recently shut down healthy center Timofay Mozgov to take a stronger look at their younger guys the rest of the season, a source said.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) March 14, 2017