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Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan surprised his former teammate Scottie Pippen for Pippen’s 47th birthday party Monday night. Pippen’s wife, Larsa, planned the secret bash at Chicago hot spot Sunda. Bulls family, including team president Michael Reinsdorf and his wife, Nancy, NBA power broker William “World Wide Wes” Wesley, Antoine Walker, Ahmad Rashad, and new Bulls recruit and Chicago native Nazr Mohammed gathered to celebrate at the club with Pippen. Sources told us the fun night ended with a dance-off between Jordan and Pippen to the Trey Songz and Fabolous song, “Say Ahh.” New York Post

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Kenwood Academy product Nazr Mohammed will be signed to a one-year, $1.4 million deal to replace Asik, sources said. As for Hinrich, he turned down more years and money from the Milwaukee Bucks to return to the franchise that drafted him. Chicago Tribune

July 22, 2012 Updates

Alex Kennedy: Nazr Mohammed will likely sign a one-year deal with the Chicago Bulls. He met with the Brooklyn Nets, but Bulls made late push to sign him. Twitter

Ira Winderman: With Nazr Mohammed leaning toward signing with Bulls as Asik replacement, Heat could become default option for Darko Milicic. Twitter

While the organization still hasn't seen the offer sheet Asik has apparently signed with the Houston Rockets, it seems they have decided to move on without him. A league source confirmed late Saturday night that the Bulls are on the verge of signing veteran center Nazr Mohammed. While the deal hasn't become official yet, veteran NBA writer Peter Vecsey tweeted Saturday night that Mohammed has decided to sign with the Bulls over the Brooklyn Nets and both teams have been notified about the decision. ESPN.com

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