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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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Carlos Boozer (triceps) is probable for Friday's game against the Spurs.
He was able to play through the pain on Wednesday so all indications point to him playing on Friday. However, Boozer currently doesn't have a large enough role off the Lakers bench to matter in most leagues so it would probably be in your best interest to leave him on the wire. Jan 22 - 5:49 PM

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Carlos Boozer (triceps) will play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

He was listed as probable and was never expected to miss out on this game. However, Boozer hasn't been a reliable option off the bench for the Lakers and owners in standard leagues would be wise to ignore him.
Jan 21 - 1:43 PM

Carlos Boozer (left triceps contusion) did not practice on Tuesday, but he is listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. New Orleans.

Boozer hasn't been playing well lately, averaging just 8.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.0 steal per game over the last five. He can be viewed as a low-end option in deeper leagues, but he's not a great guy to own in standard leagues.
Jan 20 - 2:11 PM

Carlos Boozer just missed his second straight double-double with 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting, nine rebounds, three assists and one steal in Sunday's loss to the Trail Blazers.

Boozer's rebounding and instant-offense prowess have allowed him to flirt with 14-team value despite coming off L.A.'s bench for the past 17 games. He's actually scoring (13.5 points per game) and rebounding (7.7) better as a reserve, while shooting a higher percentage (55.7 percent), but he's a marginal fantasy option no matter where he begins the game.
Jan 11 - 11:58 PM

Carlos Boozer scored just eight points with five rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes off the bench on Monday.

Boozer has barely been worth owning in 14-team leagues over the last two weeks, and the low-upside player shouldn't be owned in 12-team formats when that's the case.
Jan 6 - 1:52 AM

Carlos Boozer played just 17 minutes off the bench against the Bulls on Thursday with 14 points and five rebounds.

He made 7-of-11 from the field and has seen his shots go up while he's out there with Kobe Bryant out. In fact, Boozer did not have a game with a usage rate above 28 before Tuesday, but he's been over 30 for each of his last two games. He's a low-upside hold in standard leagues.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 10:58:00 PM

Byron Scott intends to start Ed Davis and Ronnie Price for at least another 8-to-13 games, as he's been pleased with the early returns of his lineup change.

Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin have both lost value with the second unit and there's no relief in sight for fantasy owners. Scott will re-evaluate the lineup after the 8-13 games are up, and it's entirely possible that Davis and Price will keep their jobs indefinitely. Boozer has played well as a reserve and Lin has just enough upside to keep on your bench, though both guys are treading water as late-round values.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 04:20:00 PM

Carlos Boozer piled up 22 points and 13 rebounds off the bench in Sunday's win vs. the Timberwolves, making 10-of-14 FGs and 2-of-3 FTs with two assists in just 27 minutes.

This makes three strong games for Boozer since being demoted to L.A.'s bench, and he's easily been more productive as a reserve than he was in 19 starts to begin the season. He's a recommendable fantasy option while picking up double-doubles off the bench, but his strong play doesn't mean that he'll regain his starting status any time soon, especially since the Lakers have won three straight games.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 10:00:00 PM

Carlos Boozer went for 14 and 13 with two blocks in Friday's road win over the Spurs.

Boozer hit 7-of-12 shots in his 31 minutes and he's been good enough lately to be worth a look in fantasy leagues, but he doesn't have much margin for error and he's easily dispensable when he eventually cools off.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 03:57:00 AM

Carlos Boozer shined in a bench role vs. the Kings on Tuesday, finishing with 15 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal in 28 minutes.

His move to the bench may have lit a fire under him, and he has actually strung together a couple of good games since the switch. While we doubt he keeps it up, Boozer could re-emerge into standard league consideration if he keeps it up, but starter Ed Davis is clearly the power forward to own in Los Angeles.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 01:16:00 AM

Carlos Boozer scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds in 23 minutes on Sunday, despite coming off the bench for the first time all season.

Boozer's non-existent defense finally prompted a lineup change but it's unclear whether coach Byron Scott intended this to be an indefinite change or a temporary experiment -- for what it's worth, Scott acknowledged that the PF veteran wasn't happy with a bench role. Boozer's fantasy usefulness is limited to points, FG percentage and rebounds, and owners itching to rid themselves of him should take tonight's demotion as their cue.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 12:25:00 AM

Carlos Boozer (illness) will play on Sunday, despite being absent from the morning shootaround.

Despite the fact that he is playing, owners should keep in mind that he will come off the bench behind Ed Davis. Boozer has been terrible on the defensive end so coach Byron Scott had to do something with the Lakers reeling. Boozer is no longer a must-own player in standard leagues, while Ed Davis is worth a look if you can stomach his free throw percentage.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 08:22:00 PM

Carlos Boozer will come off the bench in favor of Ed Davis on Sunday against the Pelicans.

The Celtics game on Friday was probably the straw that broke the camel's back. The Celtics had 20 makes in the restricted area and a lot of it was on Boozer. The Lakers do play against Anthony Davis tonight, so the timing is pretty much perfect here. Boozer is just No. 180 on the season in standard leagues, so this is your excuse to cut him loose.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 02:44:00 PM

Carlos Boozer made 9-of-15 shots in 30 minutes of action during Sunday's victory, finishing with 18 points, nine rebounds and two assists.

Every so often, Boozer gets hot from the field and flirts with a double-double in 30 minutes. That's not the norm, however, and he's barely clinging to 14-team value on the strength of mediocre averages -- 12.8 points (49.4 percent FGs, 66.7 percent FTs), 6.3 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocks.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 12:37:00 AM

Carlos Boozer returned to action on Wednesday with four points, six boards, one assist and one turnover in 21 minutes.

He committed his two fouls in the first three minutes of the game, so that explains the low minutes and not the shoulder injury. Boozer has been handled throughout the season and the Lakers have to regret picking him up at least somewhat. He has a low upside and isn't the great play in standard leagues right now.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 01:56:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ronnie Price
2Jeremy Lin
3Steve Nash
SG1Kobe Bryant
2Wayne Ellington
3Jordan Clarkson
SF1Wes Johnson
2Nick Young
PF1Ed Davis
2Carlos Boozer
3Ryan Kelly
4Julius Randle
C1Jordan Hill
2Robert Sacre
3Tarik Black