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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 80 games (one start) for the Bulls in his 16th NBA season, averaged 1.6 points, 2.2 rebounds 0.3 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.4 blocks in 7.0 minutes.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13 (Chicago): Played in 63 games (12 starts) and averaged 2.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 0.51 bpg, 0.4 apg, 11.0 mpg and shot .367 from the field and .723 from the stripe … in 12 games as a starter, he averaged 7.3 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.00 bpg and 0.58 spg in 26.0 mpg … led the team in rebounds three times … scored in double figures four times and in rebounds five times … notched two double-doubles … grabbed 11 boards and added three blocks versus ORL (04/05) … notched his first double-double of the season with season highs of 12 points and 12 rebounds at WAS (04/02) ... tallied a then season-high 10 rebounds at MIN (03/24) … scored in double-figures for the first time on the year with 11 points and also had seven rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes versus IND (03/23) ... went for nine points and seven boards against UTH (03/08) … recorded 19 DNP-CD’s … 2013 Playoffs: Played in 12 games and averaged 3.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg and 0.58 bpg in 9.5 mpg; shot .512 from the floor.

2011-12 (Oklahoma City): In 63 games (one start), he averaged 2.7 ppg and 2.7 rpg in 11.0 mpg … scored a season-high with 17 points (7-13 FG) versus HOU (01/07) … recorded 10 games with five or more rebounds … posted three-plus blocks twice … recorded three DNP–CDs … 2012 Playoffs: Saw action in eight games, as the Thunder advanced to the NBA Finals … he averaged 2.3 ppg and 2.0 rpg in 10.4 mpg, and shot .500 from the field and .500 from the line …

2010-11 (Charlotte/Oklahoma City): In 75 games (37 starts) with Charlotte and Oklahoma City, he averaged 7.1 ppg and 4.9 rpg in 17.1 mpg … in 24 games with the Thunder (seven starts), he posted 6.9 ppg and 4.8 rpg in 17.9 mpg … scored a season-high 15 points (7-11 FG) versus DEN (4/8) … made OKC debut versus IND (03/02) and scored eight points (3-7 FG) and pulled down seven rebounds … scored 10-plus points six times … 2011 Playoffs (Oklahoma City): Saw action in 14 games, and averaged 2.3 ppg and 3.3 rpg in 10.6 mpg …

2009-10 (Charlotte): Appeared in 58 games, with 29 starts, where he averaged 7.9 ppg and 5.2 rpg in 17.0 mpg … scored in double figures on 19 occasions, including two games with 20 or more points … recorded six games with double-figure in rebounds, tallied four double-doubles … led the team in scoring three times, rebounding six times and in blocks 10 times … posted two games with at least 20 points and at least 15 rebounds … 2010 Playoffs (Charlotte): Appeared in four games with Charlotte and averaged 6.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg and 12.0 mpg …

2008-09 (Charlotte): Played in 39 games and averaged 2.7 ppg and 2.0 rpg in 8.7 mpg … scored a season-high 12 points at ORL (04/15) … led or tied for team honors in blocked shots four times and in steals once …

2007-08 (Detroit/Charlotte): Appeared in 82 games for Charlotte and Detroit … posted averages 7.8 ppg and 6.0 rpg in 20.1 mpg … played in 61 games (29 starts) for the Bobcats … averaged 9.3 ppg, 6.9 rpg and 1.1 apg in 23.3 mpg for the Bobcats … scored in double figures 27 times and reached double figures in rebounds 15 times … tallied 11 double-doubles …

2006-07 (Detroit): Appeared in 51 games (33 starts) and averaged 5.6 ppg on .532 shooting and 4.5 rpg in 15.2 mpg … scored in double-figures 10 times, including a season-high 19-point outing versus ATL (12/23) … grabbed 10-plus rebounds four times … tallied two double-doubles … 2007 Playoffs (Detroit): Played in two games with Detroit and averaged 2.5 ppg and 1.5 rpg in 3.0 mpg …

2005-06 (San Antonio): Appeared in 80 games (30 starts) and posted averages of 6.2 ppg and 5.2 rpg in 17.4 mpg ... shot .504 (190-377 FG) from the field and a career-best .785 (113-144 FT) from the free-throw line … ranked fourth in the NBA in offensive rebounds per 48 minutes (5.5) and ninth in total rebounds per 48 minutes (14.5) … tied a career-high with 30 points (13-21 FG) and added 16 rebounds versus PHO (03/17) … 2006 Playoffs (San Antonio): Appeared in eight games (three starts) and posted averages of 4.5 ppg and 3.9 rpg in 11.8 mpg …

2004-05 (New York/San Antonio): Appeared in 77 games for New York and San Antonio, as he averaged 9.5 ppg, 7.6 rpg and 1.12 bpg in 25.1 mpg … 2005 Playoffs (San Antonio): Started every game during San Antonio’s run to the 2005 NBA Championship, he averaged 7.1 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.00 bpg and 23.0 mpg in 23 games …

2003-04 (Atlanta/New York): Appeared in 80 games for Atlanta and New York, and averaged 7.4 ppg and 5.9 rpg in 20.1 mpg … 2004 Playoffs (New York): Started all four games in New York’s First Round playoff series with New Jersey … averaged 10.3 ppg and 5.8 rpg in 24.3 mpg …

2002-03 (Atlanta): Averaged 4.6 ppg and 3.7 rpg in 12.7 mpg in 35 games for Atlanta … started the year on the injured list due to a stress fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot (returned to action 12/10) … tests in March revealed another stress fracture in his right foot … underwent surgery and missed the final 20 games of the season …

2001-02 (Atlanta): Averaged 9.7 ppg, 7.9 rpg and 26.4 mpg in 82 games (73 starts) for Atlanta … finished with 20 or more points five times, including a career-best 30 points at LAC (11/15) … posted single season career-highs in games (82), minutes (2,168), points (795) and rebounds (651) …

2000-01 (Philadelphia/Atlanta): Appeared in 58 games for Philadelphia and Atlanta, as he averaged 7.6 ppg …

1999-00 (Philadelphia): Averaged 1.9 ppg and 1.8 rpg in 6.8 mpg in 28 games for the 76ers …

1998-99 (Philadelphia): Appeared in 26 games as a rookie … posted averages of 1.6 ppg and 1.4 rpg in 4.7 mpg.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Drafted by the Utah Jazz in the first round (29th overall) of the 1998 NBA Draft … draft rights were traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for a future first-round draft pick (06/24/98) … acquired by the Atlanta Hawks from Philadelphia, along with Theo Ratliff, Toni Kukoc and Pep Sanchez in exchange for Dikembe Mutombo and Roshown McLeod (02/22/01) … acquired by the New York Knicks in a three-team trade in which Atlanta received Joel Przybilla from the Milwaukee Bucks and Michael Doleac and a 2005 second-round draft pick from New York; New York acquired Tim Thomas from Milwaukee and traded Keith Van Horn to Milwaukee (02/15/04) … sent to San Antonio, along with Jamison Brewer, for Malik Rose and conditional first-round picks in 2005 and 2006 (02/24/05) … signed as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons (07/18/06) … acquired by the Charlotte Bobcats for Primoz Brezec and Walter Herrmann (12/14/07) … traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Morris Peterson and D.J. White (02/24/11) … signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls (07/27/12) … re-signed by Chicago (07/11/13).

COLLEGE:
Played three seasons at Kentucky, where he helped the Wildcats advance to the NCAA Championship Game every season … was a member of the Wildcats NCAA Championship teams in both 1996 and 1998 … as a junior earned First Team All-SEC honors … appeared in 39 games and averaged 12.0 ppg and 7.2 rpg in 21.0 mpg while shooting .597 (190-318 FG) from the field … as a sophomore he had 12 points and 11 rebounds in Kentucky’s loss to Arizona in the 1997 NCAA Tournament Championship Game … ranks eighth on the school’s all-time list in both career field goal percentage (.553) and blocks (94) … played for Rick Pitino and former teammates include Antoine Walker, Tony Delk, Derek Anderson, Ron Mercer, Walter McCarty, Mark Pope, Scott Padgett and Jamaal Magloire.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Nazr Tahiru Mohammed (pronounce NAH-zee) … he and his wife, Mandy, have two daughters, Amani and Sanaa, and a son, Nasir … created The Nazr Mohammed Foundation which is committed to being a charitable member of the global community by supporting a multitude of worthy causes through personal donations, fundraisers, camps, grants and scholarships … in August 2012, his foundation hosted the Kenwood Academy Capital Improvements Fundraiser … his brother, Alhaji, played at the University of Louisville for Rick Pitino … studied Business Management at Kentucky … enjoys playing golf in his spare time.

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Vitals

Height: 6'10''/ 2.08m
Weight: 250 lbs./ 113.4 kg
Born: September 05, 1977
From: University of Kentucky
Draft: 1st Round (29th pick) 1998 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 1998
Years Pro: 16
Previous Teams:
  Chicago Bulls 2013 - 2013
  Oklahoma City Thunder 2012 - 2012
  Chicago Bulls 2012 - 2012
  Oklahoma City Thunder 2011 - 2011
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Kentucky/USA

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