Why the Chicago Bulls Should Trade Carlos Boozer for Amar’e Stoudemire

May 8th, 2012 by Paul Grossinger Leave a reply »
It’s time: the Chicago Bulls should bite the bullet and trade Carlos Boozer for Amar'e Stoudemire this offseason.

The trade would be a swap of massive, unpalatable contracts that were given out in the summer of 2010 to two dynamic players who were expected to become stars in their new homes, but never quite lived up to expectations. 

It would also give the two stars a chance to perform better in places where their respective styles would fit much better within the overall team dynamic.

Carlos Boozer came to Chicago as a two-time all-star power forward who averaged close to 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Utah Jazz in 2009-10.  The Bulls signed him to be the post force they had lacked for over a decade and to complement young superstar Derrick Rose in the pick-and-roll offense.

In two years, Boozer has been an important part of Chicago’s success, starting for a team that won the Eastern Conference regular season in 2010-11 and 2011-12.  But he struggled with injuries last season and this year, although healthy, his averages dipped to 15 points and eight rebounds. 

He also lacked aggression in ...

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