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Carlos Boozer | Forward | #5

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/20/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 258
College: Duke
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (6) / CLE

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Carlos Boozer has signed to play in China, according to international basketball reporter David Pick.
Boozer reportedly met with the coach of the Guangdong Tigers in the United States. He did not play in the NBA last season, but did play 71 games with the Lakers in the 2014-15 season. He's likely already learned how to yell "and one" in Cantonese. Jul 30 - 7:01 PM

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Carlos Boozer has been working out in Miami for the past year in the hopes of making an NBA comeback.

"Right now my body feels great. I feel terrific," said Boozer. "I have been working out hard all year, and I miss the game. I want to play again." Boozer said that he's hopeful he can latch on with a team in a mentorship role, meaning if he does sign somewhere, he'll have zero fantasy value.
Jun 30 - 4:20 PM

The Bucks' recent conversation with free agent Carlos Boozer is "not expected to lead to the Bucks adding him to their roster."

"We just talked," Kidd said. "That was it." The 34-year-old Boozer is a defensive liability and he posted a career-low total rebound percentage last year (15.7), so it's unclear what he could bring a team other than veteran experience. It doesn't sound like he'll be playing for the Bucks, and no other teams have been publicly linked to him.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 06:43:00 PM

Unrestricted free agent Carlos Boozer has reportedly met with the Bucks front office this week regarding a potential deal.

The Bucks are searching for a veteran presence to help guide Milwaukee's younger players, and while Boozer could certainly take on that roll, it's unlikely he'd earn a large enough roll in the rotation for consideration in most leagues. Boozer averaged 11.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game over 23.8 minutes with the Lakers last season, which amounted to just sixteenth-round value in standard 9-cat leagues.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 03:13:00 PM

Carlos Boozer may wait for the season to start before finding an NBA team.

He is hoping to join a playoff team and wants to see where he'll fit. In other words, he might be waiting for a playoff team to have an injury and help out. Fantasy owners can keep him on the wire.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 02:28:00 PM

An unnamed NBA general manager said Carlos Boozer's defense may be scaring off potential suitors.

Boozer has said he would like to join a contender, but his defense may end up being a hurtle for the 33-year-old. "What Boozer scores on the offensive end, he quickly gives back on defense," one NBA general manager told SheridanHoops. Boozer has been mulling offers from China as well, but he can be left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues even if he does hook on with an NBA team.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 12:24:00 PM

Unrestricted free agent Carlos Boozer is intrigued by the interest he is getting from China, but he is still hoping to stay in the NBA.

The 33-year-old veteran averaged 11.8 points and 6.8 boards on 49.9 percent shooting from the field for the Lakers last season, so he still has a lot of gas left in the tank. There are several teams that were reportedly interested in him earlier in free agency, but it's unclear if those teams are still hoping to sign him. Regardless of where Boozer ends up, he is going to be looking at a bench role and won't make a serious impact in standard leagues.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 08:51:00 AM

According to the New York Post, the Knicks only have "tepid" interest in unrestricted free agent Carlos Boozer.

The Knicks are looking to add another big to their frontcourt, and Kevin Seraphin's name has also been tossed around as a possibility. Both Boozer and Seraphin could emerge as assets in deeper leagues if they landed in New York , so we will keep a close on this report.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 09:49:00 AM

The Mavs, Knicks, and Rockets have all shown interest in unrestricted free agent Carlos Boozer.

Several teams have put out feelers on Boozer this offseason as the Heat, Pelicans and Raptors have also expressed interest in the 33-year-old. While Boozer isn't the player he once was, he was still able to average 11.8 points and 6.8 rebounds in just 23.8 minutes per game with the Lakers last season. He isn't worth anything more than a late-round flier, but Boozer can still contribute in the rebound category if he lands in the right situation.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 09:32:00 AM

The Pelicans have expressed interest in signing unrestricted free agent Carlos Boozer.

The Clippers, Spurs, Mavs, and Raptors are also said to be interested in signing the veteran, and it'll be interesting to see where he lands. For what it's worth, there's reportedly "mutual interest" between Boozer and the Clippers, so it would appear they’re the frontrunners to sign him right now. The Clippers would offer Boozer the greatest likelihood of starting, but because he doesn't do much aside from rebound and score, his fantasy value won't be very high regardless of where he winds up.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 02:12:00 PM

Carlos Boozer is in on-going conversations with the Clippers, Spurs, Mavs and Raptors.

The Spurs are still aggressively pursuing David West, so that domino will likely have to fall before Boozer signs. The Clippers are still in scramble mode for a big man, but Boozer is not the greatest fit for the Clippers, unless they really think Blake Griffin can defend fives. Boozer won't have much fantasy value.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 01:45:00 PM

The Spurs have interest in Carlos Boozer.

The Spurs most likely won't be after him if they can sign David West. Boozer wants to join a contender, so he may want to sign with the Spurs. Obviously other teams would be able to pay him more and he would get more playing time with them, too.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 02:50:00 PM

The Lakers, Clippers, Spurs, Blazers, Mavs, Rockets, Celtics, Wizards and Heat have interest in Carlos Boozer.

In other words, it sounds like he's the backup plan to the backup plan at power forward for these squads. Boozer has said he would prefer to come back to the Lakers, assuming they're a winning team. We'll see about all of that.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 08:52:00 PM

Carlos Boozer is reportedly receiving interest from the Nets, Mavs, Rockets, Lakers, Heat and Spurs.

Boozer will likely be a backup wherever he lands, so his fantasy value is going to be limited. He averaged 17.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game with the Lakers last season, but his lack of defensive stats really hurts his fantasy value. Of the aforementioned teams, the Nets and Heat seem like the most plausible potential destinations, although it would be comical to see how Gregg Popovich reacts to what Boozer claims is playing defense.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 06:18:00 PM

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."
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 01:48:00 PM

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