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Boozer likely to play in Game 1 versus Hawks

Posted on: May 2, 2011 1:07 pm
Edited on: May 2, 2011 2:00 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Word broke over the weekend that Carlos Boozer's seemingly minor turf toe injury actually included a torn ligament, which put his status for Game 1 tonight against the Hawks in question.

But according to the Chicago Tribune, Boozer is going to try and play.

Chicago survived with Boozer on the bench with a number of different injuries during the regular season and made it through the Pacers in five despite limited production. But they need him. They need him if they're going to make a real run at the title. Not just on the court, but healthy and productive. Ligament damage in a toe could be really devastating in that regard.

Kurt Thomas, Omer Asik and Taj Gibson have done admirable jobs filling in behind Boozer and Chicago's frontcourt depth with provide some ease, but still, we're talking about an $80 million player here. The Bulls need him and they need him healthy. It's definitely something to keep an eye on.
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Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: May 2, 2011 5:14 pm
 

Boozer likely to play in Game 1 versus Hawks

Im curious, why are they not built for a deep run? Was it the 62 wins? Was it the fact they beat EVERY team in the NBA this year? Or maybe it was their 10-6 record against the NBA elite. How about their MVP, 3 all-star callibur starters and a bench mob that proved to be among the league's best. I guess all of these things makes them not built for a championship run. So I guess the Lakers are the only team built to win and we should just give them the title. 



Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: May 2, 2011 3:42 pm
 

Boozer likely to play in Game 1 versus Hawks

I agree with the author regarding Carlos Boozer and the Chjcago Bulls.  They don't just need him to show up on the court, they need him healthy and productive.  The playoffs have cranked up another notch, and so far Boozer has been pretty much a non factor.  The Bulls simply have to have him healthy to proceed from here.  They barely got by the Pacers in their round one series.  This Atlanta team is another story.  They're talented across the board and they are plenty deep.  Boozer is an all star needed badly for the Bulls to take this series.  Rose carried the team in the Pacers series.  That will not be enough to get by Atlanta.  I for one am not a Bulls fan, and simply don't buy them as one of the best teams in the NBA, as their number one seeding suggests.  But, I would like to see them at full strength in this series with Atlanta to see really how good they are.  I do not feel they are built for a run deep in to these playoffs.



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: May 2, 2011 2:10 pm
 

Boozer likely to play in Game 1 versus Hawks

Why make the injury worse??? Let him sit and rest it for a couple more days and make sure he's ready to go for game 2! If he's needed in that one either?

I seriously doubt it!


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