FRIDAY, 12:05pm: The Bulls have officially signed Mohammed, the team announced today in a press release.
SUNDAY, 8:42am: Nazr Mohammed and the Bulls are close to reaching an agreement on a contract, reports Peter Vecsey of the New York Post (via Twitter). The center considered joining the Nets after spending the last two seasons with the Thunder, but reached the decision to play in Chicago late Saturday night. With the addition of Mohammed, Omer Asik's tenure with the Bulls has come to a close as Chicago will presumably not match his offer sheet from the Rockets.
Mohammed, 34, hails from Chicago and will provide the Bulls with size and a defensive boost off the bench. The 14-year veteran averaged 2.7 PPG and 2.7 RPG in 63 games with Oklahoma City during the 2011/12 season. If Asik heads to Houston as expected, the Bulls would enter the 2012/13 season with only Taj Gibson returning as a member of the team's bench from one year ago.