Chicago Bulls: Carlos Boozer Could Be an All-Star with Derrick Rose Sidelined

October 2nd, 2012 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
Carlos Boozer is poised to have his biggest year with the Chicago Bulls and could very well return to the All-Star form he had in Utah.

While this will be viewed as a shocking statement, in all reality it shouldn't be when you consider what Boozer did in Rose's absence last year and that he's not that far off right now. 

Last season when Rose was not on the court, Boozer actually played better than people realize, according to's Advanced Stats. He averaged 19.8 points and 10.9 rebounds per 36 minutes. 

That's right on par with the 19.0 points and 11.2 rebounds per 36 minutes on .541 shooting in Utah. In essence, when Rose isn't on the court, Boozer has been precisely the player we thought he'd be, so it's not a stretch to say that's who he can be with Rose out for an extended time. 

In fact, Boozer's overall production isn't that bad, either: 19.0 points and 10.2 rebounds per 36 minutes in Chicago. 

The reality is that, while he's been on the court, he's been fine. The drop is in minutes more than anything.

That's not to entirely excuse Boozer of blame there; the reason for his drop i ...

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