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D’Angelo Russell says Timofey Mozgov is better than Karl-Anthony Towns and he might be right

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Big praise for the big man.

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D’Angelo Russell has been excited for the addition of Timofey Mozgov to the Los Angeles Lakers from the jump. The young point guard started throwing virtual lobs to his new pick-and-roll partner as soon as possible, and his tweet late on Friday night/early Saturday morning made it clear how he feels about his big man:

Now before anyone gets mad, Russell is probably right, at least according to math:

(Base image for chart courtesy of NBA.com)

Wow. Numbers don’t lie, so that’s just facts. There is literally no other reason NBA teams would have had Mozgov play more years for more money and more titles if he wasn’t better than Towns.

Timo>KAT.

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