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Bulls agree to terms with Carlos Boozer

Posted on: July 7, 2010 5:13 pm
Edited on: July 7, 2010 5:17 pm
 
The Bulls aren't walking away empty-handed from this free agency period.

Sources tell CBSSports.com's Ken Berger that the Bulls have reached an agreement with Carlos Boozer. The news was first reported by ESPN and the Chicago Tribune 's KC Johnson.

Boozer fits a need for the Bulls, providing low-post scoring and rebounding to go alongside Joakim Noah, and provides a veteran on a relatively young crew. He's not the most sterling of free agents, but he does bring some high efficiency. Boozer averaged 19.5 points and 11.5 rebounds last season (contract year!) for the Jazz, with 21.3 PER. It doesn't put him in any elite levels, but if he can provide scoring for the Bulls offense as a post-presenct, that's what they need.

KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune also makes note that the deal leaves space for a max contract if the Bulls can sign one. The only target remaining of course, is LeBron James. And trying to figure out where he's going is like trying to answer the Sphinx's question underwater.

If the Bulls don't land James, they'll still have an improved team next year with Boozer, but will be paying a pretty penny for him at 34 years of age when this deal expires. The Bulls will have to hope Derrick Rose becomes the superstar and that Boozer's scoring and Noah's defense is enough, along with whatever else the Bulls can acquire, to contend for a championship.

-Matt Moore
Comments

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2010 7:53 am
 

Bulls agree to terms with Carlos Boozer

I feel that Boozer is an elite talent.  As long as he stays healthy, he is an all-star caliber player.  So the Bulls aren't just settling for him.  They got one of the best free agents available.



Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2010 1:10 am
 

Bulls agree to terms with Carlos Boozer

Quick correction: Boozer averaged 11.2 rebounds this year, not 11.5.



Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2010 1:08 am
 

Bulls agree to terms with Carlos Boozer

The "contract year" argument is absolutely moronic. Sure, the numbers were better this year than they were last year, but Boozer missed over half the season with injuries last year. However, in the previous two years, he averaged 21.1 points and 10.4 rebounds and 20.9 points and 11.7 rebounds. This year, he averaged 19.5 points and 11.5 rebounds. So no, it wasn't just a contract year. Hey Matt Moore, how about you do some basic research before you make ignorant statements?



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2010 8:00 pm
 

Bulls agree to terms with Carlos Boozer

Yeah Rose and Boozer are way better than Wade and Bosh!  Bulls have studs like Flip Murray, Joe Alexander and Acie Law to surround Boozer!  82-0!  Love it...

Here's the truth: Boozer in Chicago = Brand in Philly...injury prone and overrated. 

FTD!!!



Since: May 25, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2010 7:54 pm
 

Bulls agree to terms with Carlos Boozer

Very true!!  Im a BULLS fan but you are absolutely right!!  The heat have enough cap space to sign LeBron if he was willing to go there.  Also,  With Dwade and Bosh the heat will be able to compete to the trade deadline and with the cap space they have can get an Elite guy if needbe.  Thats if they dont sign a max guy before then.  I know its wishful thinking but if LeBron wants to win he'll come to chicago or go to Miami.  Cleveland Im afraid will just be a disappointment on he quest for a RING!  Too small of a market.  They were a small market before he got there and were lucky to draft him which gave them the ability to sign him.  If he stays he will be given a max deal with no money left to really make that team a LEGIT contender... COME TO CHICAGO BRON~~~



Since: Jul 6, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2010 7:35 pm
 

Bulls agree to terms with Carlos Boozer

I agree 100%.  With all the free agent hype going around, Boozer is under the radar in a major way.  He is a major piece to a championship puzzle.  Although the Bulls aren't there yet, this is a big first step.  And I would also agree they are ahead of Miami right now as well.  We'll just have to wait and see where LeBron ends up.




Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2010 7:32 pm
 

Solid signing but don't get too excited

Boozer cried and whined his way out of Cleveland.  He whined and complained and came up hurt in Utah.  He isn't a max contract player.  He is a solid performmer. Plays with heart and represents a decent low post scoring presence.  But he'll end up playing, "me first" and after a couple of years into this contract the Bulls will regret it.  D.Lee isn't as talented but is more team oriented.  It's a tough choice for Bulls management to pay this for this type of player.  The Bulls are definately a better team but this doesn't make them an elite team.



Since: Mar 27, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2010 7:15 pm
 

Bulls agree to terms with Carlos Boozer

I disagree completely.  I think David Lee has much more upside.  Boozer is coming toward the end of his career, whereas Lee has more years on those young legs.  His numbers are almost identical to Boozer's anyway.  David Lee is a diamond in the rough.  He doesn't complain and he's a team player who does the dirty work.  Lee will whine and cry when things aren't going his way.




Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2010 7:12 pm
 

Bulls agree to terms with Carlos Boozer

Carmelo Anthony for next year, but i am hoping the Bulls get him. LeBron is staying in Cleveland. End of story.



Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2010 6:59 pm
 

Bulls agree to terms with Carlos Boozer

I hate to see the dude leave the Jazz but his defense was atrociously porous.  He's injury prone but he has the capability of taking over a game.  His ability to use his left hand as effectively as his right is pretty sweet.  Good luck in Chi-Town, Boozer.  D-Will is going to be super pissed if we don't sign someone to replace Boozer.  David Lee perhaps?  Now that the Jazz have off-loaded his generous contract, and with AK's expiring next season, the Jazz are poised to have the cap space to attract someone decent to the Land of Mormons.  But who would that be now the the "top free agents" are all taken?  ...to be continued. 


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