Does Carlos Boozer Have a Long-Term Future with the Chicago Bulls?

October 5th, 2012 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
Like so many teams squirming under the restrictions of the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement, the Chicago Bulls have a bit of a conundrum on their hands.

And by a conundrum, I mean Carlos Boozer. As of right now, he's as prime a candidate to be cut loose via the amnesty provision as any since Baron Davis and Gilbert Arenas both bit the dust last December.

On the one hand, the soon-to-be-31-year-old two-time All-Star (enough hyphens for you?) is clearly on the decline and has a hefty helping of cash coming his way over the final three years of a regrettable deal he signed during the summer of 2010. He's still a productive player at power forward, though he's no longer the double-double machine he once was with the Utah Jazz while playing alongside Deron Williams.

As pleasant as his 15 points and 8.5 rebounds may look on paper, those numbers are far less impressive when considering Booz's subpar defense at power forward, his lackluster intensity, and of course, his bank-breaking salary. Boozer's set to earn $15 million this season and another $32.1 million after that through the end of the 2014-15 season.

Meanwhile, ...

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