Carlos Boozer RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Boozer likely to wait for season to start, try to land with playoff team

    The Score "For the first time since 2001-02, an NBA season is set to open without a bearded and tattooed man screaming "And-1!" after every field goal attempt. Carlos Boozer will likely begin the 2015-16 season as a free agent, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports, citing league sources. Boozer's..." August 29

  • Why is Carlos Boozer still available? One exec says think defense.

    Sheridan Hoops "What if I told you your favorite team could land a power forward that has never averaged less than 10 points per game in any of his 13 NBA seasons? He won a gold medal for Team USA. He is widely viewed as a good locker room guy. His basketball IQ is just south of MENSA territory. Who is the..." August 26

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hearing Carlos Boozer, arguably top UFA still available, is intrigued by interest he's getting from China but still angling for new NBA home

  • Report: Chinese teams chasing free agent Carlos Boozer

    CBS Sports "Wouldn't it be great if Carlos Boozer became a phenomenon in China? The free agent forward is reportedly being chased by several CBA teams, and it would be quite something if he went over there and acquired a huge legion of fans à la Stephon Marbury or, to a lesser extent, Metta World Peace. He'd..." August 21

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Pelicans join Clippers, Mavs and Raptors as teams showing interest in Carlos Boozer, sources say

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    Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

    In addition to making a push on David West, heard Spurs have expressed an interest in Carlos Boozer as they fill out their bench

  • Carlos Boozer's time with the Lakers is probably over

    Silver Screen And Roll "As an amnesty provision waiver wire pick-up, the Lakers were in a unique position with their newest big man in Carlos Boozer. For a fraction of the over $15 million he was owed by the Chicago Bulls, LA got a productive forward who had just averaged 14 points and 8 rebounds lining up next to Joakim..." June 09

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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    No Hill or Boozer again tonight. They'll be on the bench in case of emergency, Lakers assistant Paul Pressey said.

  • Carlos Boozer said to choose staying with Lakers over contract buyout

    Los Angeles Times "The Lakers (13-40) are heading for a second-straight season without a playoff berth, but power forward Carlos Boozer will not request a contract buyout. According to a person familiar with the situation, Boozer will finish out the season with the Lakers instead of looking for the chance to join..." February 21

  • Should the Lakers cut Carlos Boozer?

    Silver Screen And Roll "Of all the remaining, active Lakers, there is one player that sticks out of the crowd. It's not the first, second or third year guys, like Jordan Clarkson, Tarik Black, Ryan Kelly or even Robert Sacre. It's not even the young veterans on the team, a list that includes Nick Young, Jeremy Lin,..." February 17

  • Lakers’ Carlos Boozer, Ed Davis expected to play vs. Memphis

    Inside Socal "Despite missing the past two practices because of respective left shoulder and right ankle injuries, both forward Carlos Boozer and Ed Davis are expected to play tonight when the Lakers (3-11) host the Memphis Grizzlies (12-2) at Staples Center. They went through shootaround and they both moved..." November 26

  • Lakers’ Byron Scott wants more from Carlos Boozer on defense

    L.A. Daily News "The Lakers represented a new chance for Carlos Boozer to re-establish his All-Star credentials. But as the Lakers opened the 2014-15 season by losing their first four consecutive games for the first time in 57 years, Boozer has become the poster child for the Lakers’ league-worst defense that has..." November 04

  • Can Lakers’ Carlos Boozer have bounce-back season?

    L.A. Daily News "No matter how much Carlos Boozer gushes about the 90-degree weather he has enjoyed thus far in Los Angeles, there’s another reason why his new residency has become a far more pleasant experience than being in Chicago. Last season with the Bulls, Boozer sat out for most fourth quarters because..." October 09

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Plenty of teams with salary cap space, but two early favorites to make bids on Carlos Boozer: Charlotte and Atlanta.

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    Sam Smith @SamSmithHoops

    Bulls say goodbye to Carlos Boozer. Have used amnesty provision. Teams will be able bid for him.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Unless Bulls have salary-cap trick no can see right now, looks like they will be forced to amnesty Carlos Boozer by Wednesday's deadline

  • Bulls Hope To Acquire Gasol In Sign-And-Trade For Boozer

    Real GM Basketball "Sources indicate that the Chicago Bulls hope to pursue a sign-and-trade with the Los Angeles Lakers involving Pau Gasol and the expiring contract of Carlos Boozer. The window to use the amnesty provision on Boozer officially started on Wednesday night. By trading Boozer in a deal for Gasol,..." July 10

  • Carlos Boozer’s time with Bulls all but over

    Chicago Sun-Times "Officially, the Bulls still have several weeks to decide if they want to invoke the amnesty provision for Carlos Boozer. But they don’t need it. A source said Wednesday that Boozer’s departure is a “done deal,” adding that Boozer’s camp already has been informed. There haven’t been any..." July 03

  • Bulls Likely To Attempt To Trade Carlos Boozer

    Hoops Rumors "Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf opposes the idea of using the amnesty provision to remove Carlos Boozer from the team’s books, as Marc Stein of hears, adding that sources tell him that Chicago will make a strong push to trade Boozer instead. Boozer is set to enter the final year of his..." April 30

  • Carlos Boozer says he's 'adjusted' to fewer minutes with Bulls

    CBS Sports "Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer has seen his minutes slip this season. First it was seeing his fourth quarter minutes dip as Tom Thibodeau elected to go with Taj Gibson, something he's done over the years due to Gibson's defense. But the Chicago Tribue notes that Wednesday, Boozer played just..." April 10

  • Boozer reportedly told he won't be traded

    Blog-A-Bull "The Bulls game was on TNT last night, which meant Craig Sager was on hand to give a report. This is actually usually pretty interesting stuff: we've seen instances in the past where Sager broke some Rose news, and before that the infamous VDN-Paxson tie-grabbing incident. I'm guessing that players..." February 14

  • Carlos Boozer hopes to return to action Thursday

    Chicago Tribune "As of late Wednesday, Carlos Boozer said he plans to return from missing three games with a sore left calf in Thursday's final game before the All-Star break against the Nets. If he does, coach Tom Thibodeau said Boozer will do so as the starting power forward. "Yeah," Thibodeau said..." February 13

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    Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls

    Thibodeau says Boozer will play and start vs. @BrooklynNets tonight. #BKNvsCHI

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Boozer didn't do much in shootaround, is gametime decision vs. Hawks.

  • Carlos Boozer 'day to day' as Bulls prepare for Lakers

    CSN Chicago "After suffering a bizarre pregame injury before Thursday night’s loss at Golden State, Carlos Boozer’s status is “day to day,” according to Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. “Not sure yet. Still a little sore (Friday). So we’ll see,” the coach said before the team’s afternoon practice Saturday at..." February 09

  • Bulls GM Gar Forman on Boozer: I'm disappointed

    CSN Chicago "Shortly into the second half of the Bulls' loss to the Kings Monday night, Carlos Boozer's comments were all but forgotten. But before Joakim Noah's emotional outburst at the officials and the Bulls' inability to keep their cool, Boozer's gripes about playing time dominated headlines. The..." February 04

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    Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls

    At shootaround, Thibodeau says Boozer (left calf) will play while Hinrich (right hamstring) is out vs. Clippers. #LACvsCHI

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    Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls

    Hinrich (right hamstring) is not with the team, while Boozer (left calf) is out tonight. vs. Cavaliers. #CHIvsCLE

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Boozer will play vs. Magic.

  • Bulls' Carlos Boozer returning Friday

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer will play Friday night against the Milwaukee Bucks after missing the last two games because of a sore knee. "I feel great," Boozer said after Friday's shootaround. "I'm going to play. I feel terrific. It ended up just being a bruise in a couple different..." January 10

  • Bulls plan to trade Deng, use amnesty provision on Boozer

    CBS Sports "The New York Daily News reports of something that's been of great dispute this season and in years past. The report indicates the Bulls plan to trade Luol Deng, but more importantly, plan to use the amnesty provision they've kept since the 2011 CBA ratification to waive Carlos Boozer. The..." January 06

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    Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls

    Per Thibodeau, Boozer tweaked his knee Thursday vs. Boston. MRI was negative. "We're hopeful it's nothing serious," he said. #ATLvsCHI

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  • Bulls Will Not Be Amnestying Carlos Boozer This Summer

    Pippen Ain't Easy "As has been the case each of the last two offseasons, one of the biggest questions facing the Chicago Bulls is what to do with Carlos Boozer? Ever since the lockout ended in November 2011, and the new CBA included the amnesty clause — giving teams the ability to wipe one player off their cap and..." June 23

  • Boozer dominates Wizards, helps Bulls grab 5th seed

    CSN Chicago "With the fifth seed hanging in the balance, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau--as is the case whether game No. one or 82—was playing for the win, not focusing any of his attention towards the progress of what the Atlanta Hawks were doing, nor who they would be matching up against in the first round of the..." April 18

  • Bulls appreciate Boozer's strong play

    Chicago Tribune "With seven double-doubles in his last nine games, Carlos Boozer has helped keep the Bulls relevant with starters Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Richard Hamilton out. Boozer's strong play hasn't gone unnoticed. "Other than the first month of his first year, he has been very durable,'' coach..." April 06

  • Boozer, Robinson dominant in the clutch

    CSN Chicago "For close observers of the Bulls, their trademark resiliency in Thursday night’s 92-90 victory over the Nets at the Barclays Center shouldn’t be surprising. Neither should Carlos Boozer’s monster performance. The chorus of critics maligning the veteran power forward has quieted as of late..." April 05

  • Bulls beat Timberwolves 104-97 behind Robinson, Boozer

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As has happened so often this long season, the Timberwolves followed an encouraging step forward with a dramatic step back. And so it was Sunday at Target Center. Two days after returning from Phoenix with their biggest victory of the season, the Wolves were beaten 104-97 by Chicago. Or was..." March 25

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    Chris Broussard @

    I'm told Bulls definitely not moving Boozer & unlikely to do anything

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    Vincent Ellis @

    Mildly surprised when I just asked league guy most likely to be moved: Expected Smith, but he answered Carlos Boozer. #Bulls #Pistons

  • Carlos Boozer sparks Chicago’s rally vs. Utah

    Salt Lake Tribune "Chicago’s Carlos Boozer improved to 4-0 against his former team Friday night at EnergySolutions Arena. Boozer, the ex-Jazz All-Star, scored 11 of his 19 points in the final 4:58 to help the Bulls rally past Utah. Chicago’s 93-89 victory was its fourth straight since acquiring Boozer in a..." February 09

  • There are reasons the Bulls should keep Carlos Boozer

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s not easy being a Carlos Boozer apologist. Forget he’s a Dukie and the free-agent fiasco in Cleveland after the 2003-04 season. Ignore the moments he comes across as somewhat fraudulent in interviews and his allergic reaction to playing consistently intense defense at a high..." February 09

  • Carlos Boozer haunts old team, leads Bulls past Jazz

    Chicago Sun-Times "Carlos Boozer is one of the most productive players in Jazz history, but he was booed when introduced Friday night at EnergySolutions Arena. He was booed whenever he touched the ball. Boozer seems destined to have a complicated legacy regardless of where he plays. It makes you wonder how he..." February 09

  • Bulls, Raptors explore Boozer-Bargnani trade

    Chicago Tribune "The Bulls and Raptors engaged in trade talks centered on Carlos Boozer and Andrea Bargnani over a week ago, according to two league sources.'s Marc Stein first reported the talks, which a source told the Tribune were initiated by the Bulls and initially dismissed because of the..." February 08

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    Marc Stein @

    Just going online: ESPN sources say Bulls & Raptors have had exploratory talks on potential trade featuring Carlos Boozer & Andrea Bargnani

  • Boozer may return tonight, Noah likely out until Thursday

    Blog-A-Bull "I like this strategy when it comes to covering shootaround: dismiss Thibs as the annoying liar he is, and go right to the players. So per KC Johnson, though both players are 'gametime decisions' for tonight's make-up game in Indiana, Carlos Boozer is the one more likely to play tonight, whereas..." February 04

  • Carlos Boozer says sore hamstring is getting better quickly

    Chicago Sun-Times "Hamstring injuries routinely go from day-to-day to week-to-week. But Carlos Boozer doesn't believe that will be the case with his sore hamstring, which kept him out of his second consecutive game Friday night. ''It shouldn't be more than a couple more days,'' Boozer said before the Bulls' game..." February 02

  • Bulls Without Hinrich, Noah, Boozer Friday Night

    Chicago Tribune "Carlos Boozer won't play Friday night in Brooklyn because of a right hamstring that he said is "sore and stiff." Joakim Noah is out with plantar fasciitis. Kirk Hinrich definitely won't play at the brand-new Barclays Center. He returned to Chicago to have his right elbow examined..." February 01

  • Bulls' Boozer feeling great, playing great

    Chicago Tribune "Before a recent home game, Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson approached Carlos Boozer and talked to him ex-player to player, not executive to employee. "He was like, 'Booz, I want to tell you: You come every day and bring your hard hat. You work your butt off in..." January 28

  • Is Boozer's solid stretch putting him in All-Star consideration?

    CSN Chicago ""The guy has done this," Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau insisted Wednesday night, in the bowels of Toronto's Air Canada Centre, before injecting a dose of sarcasm into his response. "There are tapes of what he's done." Thibodeau was talking about Carlos Boozer, who scored 36 points, his..." January 18