Carlos Boozer: How Will His Return Affect the Chicago Bulls?

November 30th, 2010 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
The wait is almost over. Provided gym bags are kept out of his way, Carlos Boozer will finally make his debut in a Chicago Bulls uniform tomorrow night against the Orlando Magic. The timing couldn't be better as the Bulls are playing back to back games against the two top teams in the East.

But how will his return affect the other Bulls? In this slide show I will go through the key players of the Bulls and consider how Boozer's return will impact each player, and why this will make the Bulls joined with the elite teams in the NBA.

But first, I'd like to address what you can see overall. With Boozer being such a threat inside the paint offensively you should see a  lot more stability and consistency. There won't be these massive comebacks because there shouldn't be a need for them since he Bulls won't be so dependent on the outside shot. 

Defensively, there shouldn't be much difference with the starters. Gibson and Boozer are comparable defensively. Boozer is an underrated defensive player who is better than his reputation. He's above average on man to man defense, but isn't good enough to give a lot of help defense. When he was paired in t ...

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