The Scoop:Mohammed will play in a reserve role in a crowded Chicago frontcourt. He averaged just 1.6 points, and 2.2 rebounds through seven minutes of action with the Bulls last season, and he can safely be ignored in all formats.
The Scoop:The Heat are reportedly most intrigued by unrestricted free agent Emeka Okafor, but he may not be ready to suit up until midseason as he's still recovering from a herniated disk in his back. The Miami organization has also expressed interest in unrestricted free agent Andray Blatche. Emeka would likely offer the most fantasy value out of the three, but there's no reason to draft him considering he won't even be ready to don a jersey until midseason.
One of the topics discussed Thursday morning on 670-AM WSCRs Mully and Hanley Show, on which this writer is a weekly contributor, was the Bulls already utilizing a seven-man rotation in early March, as the team approaches a six-game home stand beginning with Friday nights game against Memphis at the United Center. Since his squad has gotten healthy cross your fingers that All-Star center Joakim Noahs thumb injury is nothing serious Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has essentially used only sixth man Taj Gibson and backup point guard D.J. Augustin, both of whom basically play starters minutes, off the bench, with rookie swingman Tony Snell and veteran center Nazr Mohammed to fill in the gaps. This isnt really anything new for Thibodeau, but before theres a public outcry consisting of the typical refrain that hes overworking his roster, consider that not only are individual minutes down for the Bulls, but the coach has given them more days off from practice this season than in any season in his four-year tenure, including the lockout-shortened 2011-12 campaign.
After over a decade in the NBA, Nazr Mohammed was finally able to come back home to Chicago when he signed with the Bulls in 2012. In his acceptance speech, Mohammed acknowledged he didn't start his charity, The Nazr Mohammed Foundation, until later in his career.