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Few big men possess the ability to switch and guard small ballhandlers like Asik can. But with preseason averages of 8.4 points and 6.8 rebounds in just 19 minutes, Mohammed is off to a strong start for his hometown team. "Nazr is like having Omer still here," Taj Gibson said. "He's real familiar with everything already. He's more back to the basket (offensively) and helps me a lot just from the standpoint of being a veteran." Mohammed has brushed aside all praise. "I know I can do more," he said. "I feel very confident in the things that I can do. And I believe in the system Coach has in. It puts me in positions to show the things I do well. So I know I can do better." Chicago Tribune

September 27, 2012 Updates

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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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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