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Carlos Boozer | Forward

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/20/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 258
College: Duke
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Boozer said he'd be interested in returning to the Lakers if the team is ready to compete.
Boozer said he learned to embrace his bench role with the Lakers and would love to win a ring with the team as long as they're ready to repeat. While Boozer's days of meaningful fantasy production are a thing of the past, the most interesting part of his exit interview was when he called Jordan Clarkson the "steal of the draft" and said that his teammate could be a "little baby Westbrook." Apr 16 - 1:48 PM

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Carlos Boozer logged 20 minutes off the bench on Monday, scoring eight points on 4-of-10 shooting with 10 rebounds and one block.

If the Lakers have the same number of inactives as they did tonight, give him a look for similar production on Wednesday.
Apr 14 - 4:29 AM

Carlos Boozer did not leave the Lakers' bench on Tuesday.

If this surprises you, you haven't been paying attention. Boozer played in L.A.'s previous three games but averaged only 14.3 minutes, and he's been a fantasy liability for the majority of the season. The 13-year veteran will be an unrestricted free agent this summer and it's safe to say he won't be re-signing with the Lakers.
Apr 8 - 1:31 AM

Carlos Boozer played nine minutes against the Blazers on Friday with no points, one rebound, one assist and one steal.

He missed all four shots from the field and turned the ball over once. He had a 24.9 usage rate in his nine minutes to go with a net rating of minus-55.8, but you don't need advanced stats to tell you he was awful tonight. Carlos might not be at the table for his next game and may be out of the rotation.
Apr 4 - 3:00 AM

Carlos Boozer returned to action on Wednesday after an extended rest and had four points and three rebounds on 2-of-9 shooting in 18 minutes.

Unlike his teammate, Jordan Clarkson, Boozer understands the Lakers need to lose games and played along. Given the fact he doesn't block shots and isn't guaranteed to play on a nightly basis, we can't recommend picking him up.
Apr 2 - 2:45 AM

Coach Bryon Scott wouldn't say who will get minutes for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

We know Jordan Clarkson, Jeremy Lin, Wes Johnson, Ryan Kelly and Tarik Black are starting, but it's tough to say after that. Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer already had their turn to sit and now it's been Ed David missing time. Perhaps we see Robert Sacre and/or Tarik Black get some rest. We'll have some updates later today.
Apr 1 - 3:02 PM

Updating a previous item, Carlos Boozer (illness) will not play against the 76ers on Monday.

With Boozer now out, the Lakers could rest one more big man in their rotation. It was Boozer and Ed Davis yesterday, so maybe they go that route again. Robert Sacre is warming up and we'll pass along more info as we receive it.
Mar 30 - 6:05 PM

Carlos Boozer will be available for Monday's game against the 76ers.

Coach Byron Scott said he hasn't decided on the frontcourt rotation just yet. Jordan Hill returned on Sunday with a big 22-point game and Ed Davis sat, so maybe they go that route again. We'll have an update if any news comes regarding a Lakers' big. Boozer is still too risky to start. If we had to guess, Hill, Sacre or Ed Davis are going to sit out tonight.
Mar 30 - 5:39 PM

Carlos Boozer (rest) will sit out Sunday's game vs. the Nets.

Despite being healthy, Boozer has spent the past three games on the sidelines as the Lakers try to improve their odds in the draft lottery. There's a chance he returns to the lineup on Monday vs. the 76ers, but at this point in the fantasy season, Boozer belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Mar 29 - 2:15 PM

Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill will not play Friday vs. the Raptors.

With Boozer and Hill out, Tarik Black and Ryan Kelly will likely remain in the starting unit, with Ed Davis seeing extended minutes off the bench. All three guys can be viewed as low-end streamer options in deep leagues, with Davis and Kelly offering the most upside. Head coach Byron Scott said Hill and Boozer may return to the lineup for either Sunday's game vs. the Nets or Monday's game vs. the 76ers. Stay tuned.
Mar 27 - 12:06 PM

Carlos Boozer (tanking) is expected to sit out of Wednesday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

Jordan Hill also won't play, but both players will still dress and will be on the bench for emergency purposes. Ryan Kelly and Tarik Black will draw the start again, but they are both only options in deeper leagues. Ed Davis and Robert Sacre will also be in the frontcourt rotation, but Davis is the only one worth a look for his upside in blocks. Just to clarify, Boozer or Hill are not expected to play for at least a few more games, and the Lakers will do everything they can to strengthen their chances of a high pick in this year's draft.
Mar 25 - 6:41 PM

Carlos Boozer did not play vs. the Thunder on Tuesday and the Lakers' coaching staff told him that he's unlikely to play for the next "four or five games."

Boozer has been a net negative player both offensively and defensively this season, per Basketball Reference, but his inactivity is another signal that the Lakers are ready to tank in earnest over their final 12 games. Boozer is not a viable fantasy option, even if he does claw his way back into the rotation. His absence opens up more minutes for Ryan Kelly, Tarik Black, Ed Davis and Robert Sacre, but only Davis is a worth owning in standard leagues
Mar 24 - 10:55 PM

Carlos Boozer (ankle) is good to go for Tuesday's game against the Pistons.

Boozer will come come off the bench Tuesday, but he really only contributes points and rebounds to the stat sheet, limiting his value to deeper leagues.
Mar 10 - 3:02 PM

Carlos Boozer (ankle) did not practice on Monday and is probable to play against the Pistons on Tuesday.

It sounds like Boozer is fine. He played 25 minutes on Sunday, scoring 17 points with eight boards against the Mavs. Boozer's minutes have held steady in the mid-20s most nights and coach Byron Scott has tightened up his rotation these days. He won't do much outside of score and board, so he's not a must-own player in standard leagues.
Mar 9 - 3:35 PM

Carlos Boozer moved to the bench on Sunday, where he posted a team-high 17 points on 8-of-15 shooting with eight boards and two assists in 25 minutes.

Boozer is averaging slightly more points and rebounds as a reserve this season, and he's averaging right around 25 minutes no matter where he begins the game. He's a non-factor in standard leagues thanks to minimal contributions in assists, steals and blocks, combined with 61.2 percent FT shooting.
Mar 9 - 12:07 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jordan Clarkson
2Jeremy Lin
3Dwight Buycks
4Ronnie Price
SG1Wayne Ellington
2Nick Young
3Kobe Bryant
4Jabari Brown
5Vander Blue
SF1Ryan Kelly
2Wes Johnson
PF1Tarik Black
2Carlos Boozer
3Ed Davis
4Julius Randle
C1Robert Sacre
2Jordan Hill