Peter Vecsey is reporting on Twitter that center (and Chicago native) Nazr Mohammed has agreed to sign with the Bulls.
did learn during function that Nazr Mohammed agreed to sign w Bulls (vs. Nets) meaning they won't match Houston offer match sheet to Asik
I'm biased as a Kentucky fan, but I really like this signing. Nazr is a very skilled offensive player, with an actual back-to-the-basket low post game.
A career 49% FG shooter, Nazr has averaged 14 points and 11 rebounds per 36 minutes for his career. In 17 minutes per game, he's averaged 6/5, which would be fine production if that's what he can give the Bulls.
A decent rebounder, Nazr isn't much of a defender, but the Bulls have Noah and Gibson to handle that role. He doesn't really pass the ball, averaging only 0.4 assists for his career.
Basically, he's an in-shape Eddy Curry who is (presumably) on a minimum contract. A nice guy to have as your 5th big man. If the Bulls are hit hard by injuries, he can still give a team 20 minutes a night and not embarass himself.
This almost certainly means that the Bulls will not match the offer sheet for Omer Asik- but at 3 years and $25 million, they shouldn't match.