The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired Carlos Boozer on amnesty waivers, sources told

Boozer was released by the Chicago Bulls earlier this week, and teams with cap space could make a bid on a portion of his $16.8 million contract.

The Lakers won the Boozer auction with a blind bid of $3.25 million, sources told's Marc Stein.

That means Chicago must pay the remaining $13.6 million that Boozer is owed in 2014-15 on the final year of his current contract. Releasing Boozer via the amnesty clause removes that $13.6 million from Chicago's books for salary-cap and luxury-tax purposes, but the Bulls still must pay him the money he's owed.