The Oklahoma City Thunder signed veteran center Nazr Mohammed to a one year extension on Wednesday according to a report from the “Oklahoman” which will keep him from exploring the Free Agent market once a new NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement has been ratified. Mohammed was acquired by the Thunder back in February in a deal with the Charlotte Bobcats. The club will reveal the details in the near future; possibly next week.
Oklahoma City General Manager Sam Presti released a statement acknowledging that the team is glad they reached a deal with the veteran. Presti said “We are pleased to be able to keep Nazr in the Thunder family. He is a valuable part of our organization both on and off the floor. His professionalism, experience, and on-court play have had a positive impact on our young and evolving roster.”
The extension for Mohammed gives the Thunder four players capable of playing in the pivot for next season. The team has former Boston Celtics center Kendrick Perkins as their starter along with Cole Aldrich and Byron Mullens coming off the bench.