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Midday Stampede: Nazr Mohammed Comes Full Circle

The former Kenwood Academy star is now a member of the hometown Bulls



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    Chicago native Nazr Mohammed will bring his veteran experience and leadership to the hometown Bulls this season.

    Nazr Mohammed’s basketball career has come full circle. The former Kenwood Academy star most likely will finish as a member of the hometown Chicago Bulls.

    A 14-year veteran, Mohammad was a member of the San Antonio Spurs championship team in 2005 and played in the NBA Finals last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    His veteran leadership and experience will be needed in a locker room full of new faces and personalities. But Mohammed is up to the challenge and knows what it takes to build a winning chemistry as he recently stated in an interview with CSNChicago.com.

    "The number one thing is getting good people, good guys. That's the key," Mohammed said. "You gotta have guys who aren't getting in a lot of trouble, guys who believe in coming in every day, working hard. Because if you get good guys, we'll find a way to work together, and guys will sacrifice for one another in order to be able to win."

    Nazr Mohammed should be a key player off the bench this year as a backup to Joakim Noah. Although Bulls fans may still be lamenting the loss of Omer Asik, Mohammed – with his experience and size – should be able to fill that gap quite nicely.