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Bulls bring home Mohammed

Bulls bring home Mohammed
Nazr Mohammed defends against Laker Ramon Sessions in May. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Nazr Mohammed

is coming home. As expected, the Chicago native and Kenwood Academy alum has signed with the

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Bulls

, his eighth

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team.

The 14-year vet will take the place of

Omer Asik

, who signed with Houston. Mohammed is 6-foot-10 and 250 pounds and last year averaged 11 minutes for Oklahoma City, scoring 2.7 points and grabbing 2.7 rebounds.

In 834 career games, he has averaged 6.6 points, 5.2 boards, .493 shooting from the field and .639 from the line.

"Were excited to add Nazr to the Chicago Bulls," GM

Gar Forman

said. "He's a veteran who will add experience and depth to our team."

Originally selected by Utah in the first round (29

th

overall) of the 1998

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, Mohammed joins guard

Kirk Hinrich

, swingman

Marco Belinelli

and forward

Vladimir Radmanovic

as Bulls’ acquisitions. Plus there’s guard

Marquis Teague

, the team’s first-round draft pick.

Twitter @TeddyGreenstein

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