Feb 28, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Bulls center Nazr Mohammed (48) before the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. The Bulls defeated the Mavericks 100-91. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat targeting Nazr Mohammed to expose Cavaliers weakness?

The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to add another player before the season starts — although they’re not married to the idea — but they’re not the only team scouring the veteran free agent market for help.

One team that may be scouting out options to directly counter the Cavaliers are the Miami Heat. On Sunday it was reported that the Heat have interest in former Chicago Bulls backup center Nazr Mohammed. This is a move that can really only mean one thing and it’s a counter to the weakness the Cavaliers have that they’re not deep at center.

According to Barry Jackson from the Miami Herald, the Heat are looking at adding Nazr Mohammed which would be the second former Chicago Bulls player from last year that Miami would add to their roster.

The Heat, looking to add another veteran backup center, summoned 6-11 Nazr Mohammed, 34, for a workout and meeting with team executives on Thursday. Mohammed, who has career averages of 5.9 points and 4.8 rebounds, played in 80 games for the Bulls last season.

It’s hard to say just what the Heat are thinking but it’s a safe bet to assume that meetings with LeBron James and the Cavs are in mind. not just the Cavaliers either, but the Bulls who are stout in the frontcourt and other contenders including those in the West.

Miami has been hungry for a center for a few years, but the Cavs weak frontcourt is probably an extra sweetener.

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