Nazr Mohammed RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Nazr Mohammed: I’m happy for my young fella @Jimmy Butler on signing his extension. It’s been amazing watching him mature as a player and as a man. #proud
Maybe it was Nazr Mohammed’s halftime speech, a stem winder after the Bulls trailed Miami 51-32 and shot three of 24 in the second quarter. “Nazr, he really chewed us out,” said Taj Gibson, who had all three second quarter scores. Maybe it was Derrick Rose in his second game back from knee surgery with a dozen points and drawing the defense with drives. “I think I attacked the basket a little bit more. I pushed myself to attack the rim,” said Rose.
“Just the ups and downs continue,” said Joakim Noah in a much relieved Bulls post game locker room scene. “I think definitely a very important win for us. Nazr gave us a great halftime speech about playing together and playing for the right reasons, staying together, not getting down on ourselves. We came out with the right mindset that [third] quarter, took it possession by possession, and a lot of guys stepped up. It was embarrassing. Getting outcompeted. Yeah, no question we still have to get better. But overall, the positive was that was a very good second half of basketball that we played. Our thing for years was our intensity and our defense, and it wasn’t there in the first half and it was there in the second half.’’
Taj Gibson thought about getting even when his longtime friend was shot in the head. Derrick Rose also lost a childhood friend to a gun, but he never wanted condolences. He and Gibson were simply talking about friends they’ve lost to violence. So did Bulls reserve Nazr Mohammed and former teammate Luol Deng. And so did several friends and siblings of Chicago teens who have been killed in recent years. They all appear in “You’re Not Alone,” an anti-violence video produced by Bulls center Joakim Noah and directed by award-winning author and documentarian Alex Kotlowitz. The video also serves as an invitation for people to talk candidly about the emotional toll of gun violence, much like several interview subjects did during the 8-minute film.
23 Dec 14
The Chicago Bulls are currently in 4th place in the NBA Eastern Conference, but they’re in first place in having fancy nights out on the town. Pau Gasol took his teammate Nazr Mohammad to the opera this weekend, because they are more cultured than you. Yes you, you simpleton.
Nazr Mohammed: Excited about the hire of @ChrysaChin by @TheNBPA. She’s been an amazing mentor to me since I’ve been in the @NBA. #HeadedInRightDirection
Nick Friedell: Nazr Mohammed is coming back for another year with the Bulls. They just sent out the release on the new deal.
The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has re-signed center Nazr Mohammed (NAH-zee). In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. Last season with the Bulls, Mohammed saw action in 80 games (one start) and averaged 1.6 ppg and 2.2 rpg in 7.0 mpg. He also appeared in two of Chicago’s five playoff contests.
Barry Jackson: Seeking another backup big man,Heat summoned Ryan Hollins to Miami to meet with Spoelstra & staff Friday.Nazr Mohammed came in previous week
The Heat, looking to add another veteran backup center, summoned 6-11 Nazr Mohammed, 34, for a workout and meeting with team executives on Thursday. Mohammed, who has career averages of 5.9 points and 4.8 rebounds, played in 80 games for the Bulls last season.
07 Aug 14
Nazr Mohammed: …@Derek Fisher gave some of the most motivating speeches I heard a player give. #NaturalBornLeader and #WellDeserved
Jackson’s waited a little longer. He was a rookie, a late first-rounder in 2011, when the Thunder reached The Finals against Miami, not getting much time at all as he learned the ropes. But OKC veterans like Nazr Mohammad put the word out that the kid was getting things done in practice, and that he was going to be good. “It was tough,” Jackson said. “A guy like Nazr told me to be patient, just continue to work, and my time would come. Nazr and Royal Ivey were my vets. I give them a lot of credit for not letting me go haywire … just preaching to me on road trips that my hard work was going to pay off.”
Said one younger Bulls player about the Incognito-Martin situation, ‘‘There’s a line, and if it gets crossed, someone has to get punched in the mouth.’’
‘‘You can’t really compare football and basketball physicality, so different make-up of athletes,’’ Mohammed said. ‘‘I couldn’t imagine being with 50-some guys. I mean, it would be impossible to really know your teammates. With us, it’s 13 or 14 guys on a team, so you know your guys.’’
Sixteen NBA seasons and Bulls veteran big man Nazr Mohammed says he has never witnessed bullying. Hundreds of different teammates and Mohammed says he has never seen a white player given ‘‘honorary black man status’’ allowing him to use the N-word at will. ‘‘I’m close with Kirk [Hinrich], and I’m really close with [the Oklahoma City Thunder’s] Nick Collison, and how does a conversation like that even start?’’ he said.
30 Oct 13