Russian center who won an NBA Championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. He broke into the NBA in 2010 with the New York Knicks, then played for the Denver Nuggets from 2011 to 2015. He won a bronze medal with the Russian national team at the 2012 Olympics.
He began his professional career in 2004 with LenVo St. Petersburg, in the Russian second tier division.
He was traded to the Denver Nuggets on February 22, 2011 in a blockbuster deal that sent Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks.
He married Alla Mozgov in early 2011 and he has a son named Alexey.
He played with point guard Ty Lawson on the Denver Nuggets from 2011 to 2015.