The Thunder have signed free-agent center Nazr Mohammed for the remainder of the season, the team announced today.
NEWS. Nazr Mohammed returns to OKC. Thunder signs veteran center who spent 2 seasons with team from 2010-12. pic.twitter.com/cTCwhiGBcJ
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) March 5, 2016
The 17-year vet looks to bring leadership and experience to the title-hopeful Thunder.
Mohammed wrote about his excitement for joining OKC on his blog:
I am now a proud member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, the very team I competed for a Championship with in 2012. I was days away from turning “semi-retirement” into full retirement when I received word from Sam Presti that they had interest in me returning to OKC as a player.
Once I got the green light from my family, it was a fairly easy decision to make, given that I’ve played in OKC before. Plus, I have great relationships throughout the organization, from management to the players (especially guys like KD, Russ, Nick Collison and Serge Ibaka).
After playing for so many years, I didn’t really need to be informed what my role will be on this team. I kind of know. I bring my experiences and leadership to the table, and I’ll be there to support the guys and the coaching staff.