After Hornets head coach Steve Clifford said the Hornets were looking to add another big man to help the team while Noah Vonleh recovers from a surgically repaired sports hernia, there was some speculation as to who that big might be.
When former Bobcat Nazr Mohammed was spotted working out with the Hornets a few weeks ago, some wondered if Mohammed would be the team's new addition. Today, it was reported that Mohammed had re-signed with the Chicago Bulls. He averaged 1.6 points and 2.2 rebounds per game with the Bulls last season.
Mohammed played for the Bobcats from 2007 to 2011, where his no-nonsense approach to the game made him a favorite of then-coach Larry Brown. Now, at 37 years old, Mohammed is well past the prime of his career. He's now a mentor to younger players, an excellent role model and culture enhancer, and he'll still give you some solid minutes when he's out on the floor.
In addition, the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell confirmed what some of us speculated.
Hornets could use another big man, but probably not at the expense of tying up 15th roster spot with a guarantee: http://t.co/9G6U6t2o8J— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) September 23, 2014
If the Hornets are to add another big man, it won't be at the expense of their final roster spot. Whoever they sign will not sign a fully guaranteed contract.