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Nazr Mohammed

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Bulls

Biography

Background


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.


Career: A veteran of 15 seasons in the NBA, he has played for Philadelphia, Atlanta, New York, San Antonio, Detroit, Charlotte, Oklahoma City and Chicago … he has played in 897 regular season games (353 starts) and posted averages of 6.3 ppg, 5.0 apg and 0.67 bpg in 16.9 mpg … holds career shooting averages of .488 from the field and .642 from the free throw line … has played in 78 NBA playoff games (30 starts) for nine different playoff teams, including the 2005 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs … owns playoff averages of 4.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 0.64 bpg, 14.4 mpg, .521 shooting from the field and .639 from the free throw line … has played on two teams that advanced to the NBA Finals (San Antonio in 2005, Oklahoma City in 2012) … has played in 82 games in a single season two times (2001-02, 2007-08) … 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 Career: 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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