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Carlos Boozer | Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/20/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 266
College: Duke
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Carlos Boozer has been told by the Bulls that he will likely be amnesty waived or shipped out in a sign-and-trade, but a final decision hasn't been made.
This will clear the way for Taj Gibson to become one of the league's most exciting power forwards, and even if Boozer somehow stays in Chicago, Gibson is nearly guaranteed the starting job next season. Jul 2 - 11:38 PM

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The Knicks are reportedly not interested in conducting a sign-and-trade involving Carlos Boozer and Carmelo Anthony.

Boozer has an expiring contract that will come off the books in 2015 to the tune of $16.8 million, but the Knicks are not interested in acquiring his services. Thus, if the Bulls hope to land Anthony they will likely need to go the route of free agency, which means ridding themselves of Boozer (via trade or amnesty), trading Taj Gibson for next to nothing, and not being able to sign their 2012 draft pick Nikola Mirotic.
Source: NBC Sports
Jun 22 - 10:04 AM

The Bulls will do "everything they can" to trade Carlos Boozer rather than using their amnesty option this summer, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Boozer is slated to earn $16.8 million in the final year of his contract in 2014-15 and he's still a productive offensive weapon at age 32, but his poor defense and Taj Gibson's rise have combined to nullify Boozer's value. If the Bulls fail to find a trade partner they can amnesty Boozer's contract from July 10-16.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 30 - 9:11 AM

Carlos Boozer has become more angry with coach Tom Thibodeau about his lack of playing time down the stretch during the playoffs, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

He didn't play at all in the fourth quarter or overtime in either game this series, so this isn't surprising. Taj Gibson has been outstanding down the stretch and chances are Thibodeau won't be caving on his rotation because Boozer is upset. The Bulls are down 0-2 and will try to earn a win on Friday night in Washington.
Apr 25 - 3:22 PM

Carlos Boozer played the first and third quarters on Sunday, as usual, finishing Game 1 with 11 points, nine rebounds and one assist.

Boozer's role isn't likely to change in the postseason. He played exactly 24 minutes in all but two of the Bulls' final 17 regular season games, starting at PF before giving way to Taj Gibson in the second and fourth quarters. Gibson had another impressive game with 12 points, six rebounds and three blocks in 30 minutes, and the Wizards had trouble keeping him off the offensive glass.
Apr 20 - 9:53 PM

Carlos Boozer played exactly 24 minutes for the 11th straight game on Sunday.

He scored eight points with seven rebounds and five assists, but his limited playing time has been a drag for fantasy owners all season. Tom Thibodeau likes to play Boozer for the entire first and third quarters, while pairing Joakim Noah with Taj Gibson in the third and fourth, and if nothing else Thibs has been incredibly consistent with his rotations.
Apr 13 - 10:06 PM

Carlos Boozer hit just 3-of-13 shots for six points and four rebounds in 24 minutes of Wednesday's win.

Taj Gibson had 13 points, five boards, a steal and three blocks off the bench in the easy win, and Boozer has now played exactly 24 minutes in nine straight games. Of course, he didn't do anything with them, as Joakim Noah stole the show with his fourth triple-double of the season.
Apr 10 - 12:16 AM

Carlos Boozer has played exactly 24 minutes in each of the Bulls' past six games.

Boozer plays the entire first and third quarters before yielding to Taj Gibson, whose season average of 28.8 minutes per game is marginally higher than Boozer's 28.6. "He's rebounding well," coach Tom Thibodeau said of Boozer. "He's being aggressive early." The Bulls are rumored to have interest in amnestying Boozer's contract, which pays him $16.8 million next season, so there are no guarantees that he'll be in Chicago on opening day next year.
Apr 3 - 9:24 AM

Carols Boozer scored 16 points on 8-of-15 shooting to go along with 12 rebounds, two assists, and two steals in Friday's loss to Portland.

Boozer continued his bizarre platoon with Taj Gibson where Boozer starts and then Gibson usually plays more minutes. While both players double-doubled Friday night, Boozer ended up being more productive in less minutes as both he and Gibson remain solid starts in standard leagues despite the timeshare.
Mar 29 - 1:04 AM

Carlos Boozer had just nine points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal in Saturday's win over the Kings.

He had 18 points and seven rebounds on Thursday, but never got it going against the Kings tonight. Taj Gibson helped to pick up his slack with 19 points, nine boards, a steal and three blocks in the win. The two big men struggle to both play well on the same night and are in a timeshare, making both of them risky fantasy starts from night to night.
Mar 15 - 11:04 PM

Carlos Boozer scored just 18 points against the Rockets on Thursday with seven boards and three assists in 33 minutes.

Taj Gibson got into some foul trouble and Boozer started hot tonight. He's been very quiet and has been overshadowed by Gibson all season, so one great game isn't enough to say he's a better fantasy asset than Gibson.
Mar 13 - 10:21 PM

Carlos Boozer scored eight points with five rebounds, one steal and a game-high five turnovers vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

This is the latest in a series of lousy games from the veteran, who plays defense as though the Bulls have already amnestied his contract. The Bulls have two games left this week and they play four times from March 17-23, but fantasy owners should think twice before plugging Boozer into any lineups.
Mar 11 - 11:38 PM

Carlos Boozer played 28 minutes against the Heat on Sunday with nine points, four boards, two assists and one steal.

It's not even debatable how much better Taj Gibson is playing better than Boozer right now. Boozer's numbers are starting to slide in March, averaging 10.2 points, 7.4 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.0 blocks on 39.0 percent from the field in five games. Gibson is the better player to own and Boozer isn't a must-own player with his low upside.
Mar 9 - 4:47 PM

Carlos Boozer bounced back on Tuesday with 17 points, 11 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in a road win vs. the Hawks.

He averaged 9.0 points in the Bulls' previous two games and hasn't played more than 29 minutes since returning from his calf injury in mid-February. Taj Gibson will be a thorn in his side all season long but Boozer is still returning consistent mid-round value for eight-cat and nine-cat owners.
Feb 26 - 12:26 AM

Carlos Boozer scored eight points with seven boards and one steal during Sunday's 93-79 loss to the Heat.

He's having a very rough month in February. In his previous six games, Boozer averaged 12.7 points, 8.0 points, 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks on 39.3 percent shooting Boozer also missed three games during this span and his value continues to drop. Taj Gibson is a better player to own right now.
Feb 23 - 6:18 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Kirk Hinrich
3D.J. Augustin
4Jimmer Fredette
5Mike James
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Tony Snell
SF1Doug McDermott
2Mike Dunleavy
3Ronnie Brewer
PF1Taj Gibson
2Carlos Boozer
3Greg Smith
4Cameron Bairstow
C1Joakim Noah
2Anthony Randolph
3Louis Amundson
4Nazr Mohammed