The Lakers’ continual search for a big man led them to a backup center for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Still trying to find someone to replace Pau Gasol, the Lakers agreed to terms Thursday with Timofey Mozgov on a four-year, $64-million deal.
The Lakers moved quickly, reaching agreement with Mozgov within 45 minutes of the start of the free-agent period. He made $4.95 million last season.
The Lakers think they can get some quality minutes — and perhaps play too — out of Mozgov, who displayed a handful of memorable moments in a six-year NBA career but averaged only five minutes per game in the NBA Finals for the champion Cavaliers. He turns 30 in two...