Nazr Mohammed C CHI 8 Months

Nazr Mohammed suffered a sprained middle finger on Monday and is questionable to return.

He was in a little bit of pain and we'll be on the lookout for any information. Mohammed has very little fantasy value.

Nazr Mohammed C CHI Jul 02 '13

The Bulls and Nazr Mohammed have verbally agreed to a one-year contract at the veteran's minimum, according to CSN's Aggrey Sam.

The deal doesn't exactly shake up the FA market, but it's a solidifying move for the Bulls' frontcourt. Nazr even wound up starting 12 games for Chicago last season while Joakim Noah was hurt, averaging 7.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game. He isn't likely to approach those numbers in a 10-15 minute role this season.

Nazr Mohammed C CHI May 17 '13

Tom Thibodeau said he'd like to have Nazr Mohammed return next season.

"Hopefully we'll have an opportunity with him, but again, you don't know what the market will call for," Thibodeau said. It would be surprising if Mohammed got an offer above the veteran's minimum, so if the Bulls want him back, it shouldn't be hard to work out a new deal.

Nazr Mohammed C CHI May 11 '13

Nazr Mohammed said he isn't expecting further punishment from the league office after being ejected Friday night.

Mohammed was tossed after shoving LeBron James to a ground, a move that drew heated reactions from Mohammed's teammates. Nate Robinson called LeBron a good actor and coach Tom Thibodeau hinted there's a conspiracy to give the Heat favorable calls in the series. Regardless of whether LeBron flopped, there were no punches thrown and it was a fairly brief incident, so we're not expecting Mohammed to face further sanctions either.

Nazr Mohammed C CHI May 10 '13

Nazr Mohammed was ejected from Friday's game for shoving LeBron James after the whistle.

Mohammed committed a hard foul on James, then after LeBron took him down and received a technical foul, Mohammed shoved LeBron to the ground. Mohammed played just 11.5 minutes per game in the first two games of the series, so this isn't a big loss for the Bulls.

Nazr Mohammed C CHI Apr 17 '13

Nazr Mohammed will start for the Bulls on Wednesday and Marco Belinelli will come off the bench.

It's a late move, but moving Nazr into the starting lineup makes some sense since the Bulls are going to play their starters limited minutes. They will start Kirk Hinrich, Jimmy Butler, Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer along side Mohammed.

Nazr Mohammed C CHI Apr 12 '13

Nazr Mohammed double-doubled vs. the Raptors on Friday with 16 points and 13 boards, adding one steal and one block in 43 minutes.

He didn't play a minute on Thursday, so it was a mild surprise to see him log this many tonight. Taj Gibson is expected to be back in the next two games, so owners shouldn't think about grabbing Nazr unless they're in desperation mode.

Nazr Mohammed C CHI Apr 10 '13

Nazr Mohammed started in place of injured Joakim Noah (foot) and had six points, 10 rebounds and a block in Tuesday's loss.

Noah's regular season might be over and Mohammed could be a decent pickup if you need boards and blocks. He had 11 boards and three blocks on Saturday, and could help owners in need of big-man stats, especially if Noah continues to sit.

Nazr Mohammed C CHI Apr 04 '13

Nazr Mohammed played 37 minutes against the Nets on Thursday, blocking three shots to go with four points, nine rebounds and one assist.

The Bulls are the thinnest team up front in the NBA with Taj Gibson (knee) and Joakim Noah (foot) both dealing with injuries. Mohammed played 36 minutes on Tuesday and coach Tom Thibodeau has no choice but to play him extended minutes. He's a capable shot blocker and could be a short-term fix for owners that need a big man.

Nazr Mohammed C CHI Apr 02 '13

Naz Mohammed had season highs with 12 points, 12 boards and 36 minutes during Tuesday's 90-86 loss to the Wizards, adding one block on 5-of-12 shooting.

The excessive minutes were out of pure necessity and the Bulls could be without Taj Gibson for a handful of games. The 35-year-old Mohammed isn't likely going to be able to sustain a 36-minute workload and the Bulls may sign someone on a 10-day contract to help him, but he looks like a decent option for deep leagues right now. The Bulls play Thursday on a three-game night.