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Report: Thunder to sign veteran big man Nazr Mohammed for rest of season

Oklahoma City Thunder v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Six

MEMPHIS, TN - MAY 13: Mike Conley #11 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots against Nazr Mohammed #8 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on May 13, 2011 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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This week, several Cavaliers players have talked about wanting an enforcer in the frontcourt. That apparently gave the Thunder ideas: The Vertical‘s Shams Charania reports that veteran big man Nazr Mohammed will join Oklahoma City for the stretch run and postseason.

The Oklahoma City Thunder will sign veteran center Nazr Mohammed on Saturday to a contract for the remainder of the season, league sources told The Vertical.
Mohammed, a 17-year NBA veteran, returns to the franchise for which he played parts of two seasons from 2010-12. Mohammed was part of the Thunder team that reached the 2012 NBA Finals, playing a backup center role.


Mohammed played the last three seasons with the Bulls but hasn’t played in the NBA this season. At age 38, he doesn’t have much left from a basketball standpoint, but he’s been a well-respected veteran throughout his 17-year career, in which he’s played for eight different franchises, including a previous stint with the Thunder from 2011 to 2012.