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Carlos Boozer | Forward

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

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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

Carlos Boozer notched his first double-double since early February on Tuesday with 15 points and 11 rebounds in 25 minutes of action vs. the Hornets.

Boozer made 5-of-8 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs but had just one assist without any steals or blocks. He hasn't played 30+ minutes in any of L.A.'s past 10 games and even a starting job is no guarantee of standard-league value. He may be worth owning if you need points and boards, but cautious owners should leave him on the waiver wire.
Mar 3 - 10:25 PM

Lakers head coach Byron Scott will stick with the same starting five of Jordan Clarkson, Wayne Ellington, Ryan Kelly, Carlos Boozer, and Robert Sacre for at least their next three games.

With Scott constantly shuffling his rotations, this is good news for fantasy owners who are looking for a sense of normalcy. While Kelly, Boozer, and Sacre are serviceable fantasy options, Clarkson and Ellington are the biggest beneficiaries of this news and are worth a flier in standard fantasy leagues as long as they continue to start.

Carlos Boozer started again on Wednesday and had 14 points, six boards and three steals in another Lakers win.

He had 12 points and eight boards in his previous game after picking up a DNP last Friday, and if you're in a points league, he might be able to help you as long as he continues to start.
Feb 26 - 1:32 AM

Carlos Boozer is unlikely to be a DNP-CD again this season.

Boozer got his first DNP of the season in a 114-105 loss to the Nets on Feb. 20, and although Boozer thought it might have been a result of his unexcused absence from practice, but that was not the case. "I just told him it was something I was trying to experiment with that didn’t go the way I expected it to go," Scott said. "I wasn’t happy with it, and it probably won’t happen again." Boozer is not someone you should be relying on in any format.
Feb 23 - 10:30 AM

Carlos Boozer took over as the Lakers' starting PF on Sunday, notching 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting with eight rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 28 minutes.

He shifted Tarik Black (scoreless in four minutes) to a reserve role and Boozer led all of L.A.'s starters in scoring, but that's not saying much. The starting five managed just 35 points vs. 83 points for the Lakers' bench, and Boozer is an unreliable standard-league option no matter where coach Bryon Scott opts to deploy him.
Feb 23 - 12:58 AM

Depth Charts

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