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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 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

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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

Carlos Boozer will replace Tarik Black in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Celtics.

Boozer will draw a favorable matchup against the Celtics tonight, however with averages of 12.4 points and 6.6 rebounds with the starting unit, he remains a low-end option at best in standard leagues.
Feb 22 - 2:32 PM

Carlos Boozer was a healthy DNP-CD on Friday against the Nets.

Boozer was actually praised for his play by Byron Scott but this kills any of the low-end value he might have had. The tank is on in L.A.
Feb 21 - 4:57 AM

Carlos Boozer is not expected to request a buyout from the Lakers.

The Lakers are probably going to try their hardest to get a top-five pick in order to not give it to the 76ers, so Boozer will be involved in a lot of losses. Boozer is coming off an awful game two points on Feb. 11 before the break, but he is getting a lot of shots. He's a low-end fantasy play with Jordan Hill ready to go.
Feb 20 - 3:04 PM

Carlos Boozer hit just 1-of-11 shots for two points and five rebounds in 21 minutes on Wednesday.

Boozer had 21 points and 10 boards on Tuesday, but played just 15 minutes on Sunday. His minutes have generally been on the decline, as the Lakers tank their way to a good draft pick. He's a candidate for a "sore back" shut down at some point after the All-Star break, as the Lakers just don't have much incentive to play him over guys like Ryan Kelly and Ed Davis.
Feb 12 - 1:17 AM

Carlos Boozer thrived in 30 bench minutes on Tuesday, racking up 21 points (8-of-15 FGs, 5-of-8 FTs), 10 boards, four assists and one steal in a loss to Denver.

This was a defense-free affair and Boozer took full advantage of the Nuggets' porous frontcourt, scoring double-digit points for the seventh time in L.A.'s past nine games. Jordan Hill's absence with a strained hip flexor has given Boozer standard-league relevance, but he may not maintain it with Hill expected back after the break.
Feb 11 - 1:40 AM

Carlos Boozer played just 15 minutes on Sunday, finishing the game with nine points on 4-of-10 shooting, to go with six rebounds and three assists.

Boozer's value is going to be limited as long as he's constrained to a bench role, and the fact that he probably should be starting over say Tarik Black or Robert Sacre isn't going to matter for a team playing for draft picks. He's not a must-own guy in standard leagues.
Feb 8 - 7:10 PM

Carlos Boozer cooled off on Friday against the Magic with 14 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two turnovers in 18 minutes.

He only played 18 minutes in the game, but he was busy while he was out there with 13 shots from the field. Boozer had 28 points on Wednesday and he's likely going to get a lot of shots in the second unit. Even with a low upside, he's worth a look in standard leagues.
Feb 6 - 9:33 PM

Carlos Boozer and Ed Davis will continue to come off the Lakers' bench despite the absence of Jordan Hill (hip).

Boozer is coming off a 28-point performance on Wednesday, while Ed Davis was able to snag 20 rebounds in the Lakers' overtime loss to the Bucks. However, head coach Byron Scott has decided to go with a frontcourt of Robert Sacre and Tarik Black in recent games, suggesting that the Lakers are starting to grasp the idea of tanking. Boozer and Davis' upside will be limited as long as they continue to come off the bench, so owners in standard leagues may want to avoid this situation altogether.

Carlos Boozer hit 13-of-21 shots for a season-high 28 points to go along with nine rebounds and four assists in Wednesday's tough OT loss at Milwaukee.

The Lakers have now lost 11 of their last 12 games, and this was just Boozer's fourth 20-point game of the season. His last one came way back on Dec. 14, but he is hot, hitting double figures in five of his last six games. If you need a scorer, he is worth picking up.
Feb 4 - 11:52 PM

Carlos Boozer put up his eighth double-double of the season on Sunday, scoring 19 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one steal over 25 minutes.

Boozer is good for some points and rebounds but he really doesn't do much else. He could be looking at some increased playing time with Jordan Hill (hip) going down during this game, but remains more of a deep-league asset than a standard-league pickup.
Feb 1 - 6:23 PM

Carlos Boozer led the Lakers with 18 points and 11 rebounds in 22 bench minutes on Sunday, hitting 9-of-13 shots with two assists and a block.

Byron Scott will reportedly maintain his current starting lineup for at least 10 games, temporarily dashing any hopes of Boozer starting again. He's been productive in a bench role but isn't worth owning outside of deep leagues while playing just 23 minutes per game.
Jan 26 - 12:02 AM

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

Depth Charts

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