PBT Extra: Did the Cavaliers overpay for Timofey Mozgov?

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Cleveland has decided to reboot not even halfway through its first season of LeBron James 2.0. And it had to, because the first version had some clear flaws. There was a lot of noise around the trade that brought Cleveland J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, but their move Wednesday to land Timofey Mozgov was the more important one. The Cavaliers were soft in the paint and Mozgov is not that – he is a big, solid, quality NBA center. Not a star, but he’s what they needed next to Kevin Love.

But did the Cavaliers overpay for him?

That’s the first thing Jenna Corrado and I discuss — yes the price was steep but the Cavs didn’t really have a choice.

After that we talk about the rumors Memphis wants to land Luol Deng or Jeff Green in a trade. And we talk about who else will try to load up in the Western Conference arms race.