Posted July 20, 2012

Report: Nazr Mohammed close to signing with Brooklyn Nets

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Free agent Nazr Mohammed is on a plane bound for Newark, and FOX Sports columnnist Chris Tomasson reports Mohammed is close to signing with the Nets.

Tomasson is referring to this tweet by Mohammed minutes earlier.

Mohammed is a 14-year NBA veteran who averaged 2.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game last season for the Oklahoma City Thunder behind Kendrick Perkins.

With the Thunder signing Hasheem Thabeet this month, Mohammed has been looking for a new home to be a backup center. Earlier this week, the Nets inked Brook Lopez to a maximum deal.