Bulls bring back Mohammed

Chicago, IL ( - Nazr Mohammed will play his 17th season in the NBA after re-signing with the Chicago Bulls on Monday.

Mohammed returns on a one-year contract. He spent the last two seasons playing in his hometown of Chicago.

The 6-foot-10 center out of Kentucky was drafted 29th overall by the Jazz in 1998 and was traded to the 76ers on draft night. Along with Philadelphia and Chicago, Mohammed played for six other franchises.

"I can't lie, I never could have envisioned this," Mohammed said. "If you get to 10 years, that's a hell of an accomplishment. I was hoping to get there and be at a point where I still loved playing. Now, I still do, along with the preparation and the camaraderie. It helps having played for some great coaches and great organizations."

Mohammed holds career averages of 5.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. He needs just 23 appearances this season to reach 1,000 career regular season games.