Thunder Signs Nazr Mohammed To Contract Extension

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 1:12 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Wednesday it has signed center Nazr Mohammed to a contract extension.

"We are pleased to be able to keep Nazr in the Thunder family," said Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. "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."

Mohammed appeared in 24 games for OKC last season and averaged 6.9 points and 4.8 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game after being acquired from the Bobcats on February 24th.

In his career, the 6'10 center has played in 771 NBA games, and has a career average of 6.9 points and 5.4 rebounds in 17.9 minutes.

Per team policy, no terms of the agreement were disclosed.

Mohammed was originally selected in the first round (29th overall) of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz.

He has appeared in 58 NBA Playoff games during his 13-year career. Mohammed's career has been highlighted by winning two NCAA Championships (University of Kentucky 1996 and 1998) and an NBA Championship (San Antonio Spurs, 2005).