The Miami Heat have met with Nazr Mohammed as part of a possible effort to address deficiencies at the center position.
According to this report by Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Mohammed met with the team on Thursday. Here’s what Jackson had to say about the 16-year veteran:
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.
Mohammed seems to fit Miami’s free agent model this off-season, an experienced player with declining skills that fits a minor role while not commanding much money. While this news may not be particularly exciting, at least Miami seems willing to add bulk to the roster, a glaring need.
Jackson added that the Heat was most interested in bringing aboard Emeka Okafor but, according to an ESPN report, he might not be available until mid-season;. Miami could still add Okafor if he’s unsigned by that point. The Heat have also “inquired about 6-11 free agent center Andray Blatche” according to the Herald, adding that the former Nets veteran also owns a home in South Florida.
While a contract with Mohammed hasn’t been finalized, it’s also important to note that the former Bulls big man has had a run-in with a ex-Heat player by the name of LeBron James. Here’s the video to refresh your memory:
Along with current Miami players Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger, it would seem that the roster is being filled with players willing to rough up the 4-time league MVP. No word if the Heat is looking to bring in other James nemeses like DeShawn Stevenson or Paul Pierce.
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