• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Fading PF Carlos Boozer targeted by several teams

    Several teams are in the mix to land veteran power forward Carlos Boozer, sources have told ESPN, which is claiming he has had conversations with the Clippers, Spurs, Mavericks and Raptors. The 33-year-old Boozer showed signs of age last season with the Lakers. He averaged just 11.8 points a game, his lowest since his rookie year, and a career-worst 6.8 rebounds. But he was limited to 24 minutes per game and shot nearly 50 percent from the floor.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Report: Heat targeting PG J.J. Barea, PF Carlos Boozer

    According to reports, the Heat are on the verge of signing veteran point guard J.J. Barea to a backup role and are exploring the possibility of acquiring power forward Carlos Boozer, per the Palm Beach Post. The Heat are crowded at guard, which may make Mario Chalmers the odd-man out given his $4.3 million salary. Barea averaged 7.5 points and 3.7 assists for the Mavericks last season. Boozer could be viewed as a replacement for Chris Andersen. Boozer is not a strong defender, but did average 17.8 points last season for the Lakers.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Carlos Boozer wants to return to Lakers if team will compete

    Fresh off a 21-61 season, Lakers forward Carlos Boozer said he'd be willing to return to the team if it's competitive, reports the Los Angeles Daily News. "If they have a team that could compete, I'd love to come back," Boozer said. Despite the struggles throughout the season, Boozer said coach Byron Scott did a good job of fostering a winning environment. Boozer added that he would be accepting of a bench role if that's what it takes to be on a winning team.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Lakers G Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer both out for Monday

    Lakers guard Jeremy Lin and forward Carlos Boozer are both out for Monday's game in Philadelphia with upper respiratory infections, the Los Angeles Times reports. It had been reported earlier that Boozer would be available.Lin missed Sunday's game in Brooklyn with an upper respiratory infection while Boozer has sat the last four games.The Lakers are 4.5-point favorites against the 76ers.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Lakers' Jordan Hill will play Sunday; Boozer, Davis to sit

    After missing the last three games to allow younger players to receive more playing time, Lakers center Jordan Hill will be available to play in Sunday's game at Brooklyn, the team announced. While Hill will play Sunday, forwards Carlos Boozer and Ed Davis will sit out to rest. The Lakers are 7 1/2-point underdogs.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Lakers to sit Carlos Boozer, Jordan Hill for next 4-5 games

    With the Lakers out of playoff contention, the team wants its younger players to receive more playing time. As a result, forward Carlos Boozer said coach Byron Scott said he and forward Jordan Hill would sit out the next four-to-five games, reports the Los Angeles Daily News. "It makes sense for the future," Boozer said. "They're trying to figure out and evaluate which guys to bring back." Boozer and Hill both missed Tuesday's loss due to a coaches decision. Guards Jordan Clarkson and Jeremy Lin started together Tuesday for the first time all season. "I told them we're going to put you guys on the bench and try these young guys for a minute," assistant coach Paul Pressey said.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Lakers forward Carlos Boozer (ankle) cleared to play Tuesday

    After dealing with a mild ankle sprain, Lakers forward Carlos Boozer has been cleared to play in Tuesday's game against the Pistons, reports the Los Angeles Daily News. Boozer missed Monday's practice because of the injury. In 60 games, Boozer is averaging 12.5 points and 7.0 rebounds. The Lakers are 3-point underdogs.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Lakers list Carlos Boozer (ankle) as probable for Tuesday's game

    Lakers forward Carlos Boozer is dealing with a mild ankle sprain and is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Pistons, the team announced. The injury caused Boozer to miss Monday's practice. In 60 games, Boozer is averaging 12.5 points and 7.0 rebounds.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Lakers forward Carlos Boozer downplays benching in fourth quarter

    Lakers power forward Carlos Boozer didn't sound too concerned with not playing in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game against the Hornets, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. "I'm trying to teach the guys how to win," said Boozer. "If I see things out there, I'll let them know what I see and hope they see it for themselves, too. I try to keep guys in good spirits. It's been a tough year for us, but we're fighting through it together." Boozer scored 15 points on 5 of 8 shooting from the field and grabbed 11 rebounds, leading to his first double-double in the last six games. "I'm a positive man," Boozer said. "I give my parents all the credit for that. They gave us a positive environment. We didn't have a lot growing up. But we made it fun."

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Report: Lakers' Carlos Boozer will not request a buyout

    Forward Carlos Boozer plans to finish out the season with the Lakers. According to the Los Angeles Times, Boozer will not request a buyout. Boozer has mostly been a role player coming off the bench this season. Boozer is under contract for $16.8 million this year and is set to be a free agent once the season ends.