WASHINGTON, July 18 (Xinhua) -- The Detroit Pistons sign Nazr Mohammed and
Flip Murray Tuesday to add team's depth after the loss of All-Star Ben Wallace,
who went to Chicago last week.
The Pistons signed Mohammed to a five-year contract that will pay the
center 5.2 million U.S. dollars next season. Murray accepted Detroit's two-year
offer worth 3.5 million U.S. dollars, reports said from Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Mohammed started in 30 of 80 games last season for the San Antonio Spurs, averaging
6.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 17.4 minutes. He matched a career high with
a 30-point performance, making 13-of-21 shots against the Phoenix Suns on March
17, and he grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds earlier in the season.
The shooting guard Murray averaged 11.2 points last year for Seattle and
Cleveland. The Cavs were 18-7 with Murray in the starting lineup after they
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