The Bulls officially signed veteran center Nazr Mohammed on Friday. The deal is expected to be for one year at the minimum salary of $1.3 million.
Mohammed, 34, is a Chicago native from Kenwood Academy. He played at Kentucky with Antoine Walker and has been mostly a backup during 14 NBA seasons.
He’s made 341 starts in 834 career games; averaged 6.6 points and 5.2 rebounds in 17.4 minutes over his career. He didn’t play much last season for Oklahoma City.
One interesting thing about Mohammed’s career is he’s played for seven teams, but almost always stuck around for two or three years at each stop, which seems to suggest he’s a good guy to have in the locker room. He won a championship with San Antonio in 2005.
The Bulls obviously needed a replacement for Omer Asik, but at his age, Mohammed is a short-term solution.