The Denver Nuggets are determined to re-sign Timofey Mozgov, a restricted free agent.
"We're progressing," Tim Connelly said. "We need Timofey. We want to see what he can do. It's time for him to get on the court more. He's excited. We're increasingly getting close."
Mozgov averaged 2.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in 8.9 minutes for the Nuggets last season.
Mozgov was acquired by the Nuggets in a package for Carmelo Anthony in 2011.