Feb 1, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Chicago Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer (5) drives past New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) during the first quarter of a game at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Chicago Bulls' Carlos Boozer assured he won't be traded

Chicago Bulls’ power forward Carlos Boozer has been playing less and less down the stretch in games.

He remains the starting power forward, but has struggled throughout the season.

Boozer is averaging just 14.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Over his career, he’s averaged 16.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game on 52.5% shooting from the field.

Despite the struggles, Boozer has been assured he won’t be traded with one exception, according to Boozer himself (and as translated by Blog-A-Bull).

Although Carlos Boozer started all 46 games he has played this year, he is down to a career low 2.8 minutes in the 4th quarter. And after Luol Deng was traded to Cleveland earlier this year, Boozer began to wonder about his own future with the team. He told me tonight that he has been assured that he will not be traded by next week’s deadline, nor will the team buyout the final year of his contract this summer UNLESS they can land a superstar which is too good to pass up.

Of course, the acquisition of a superstar seems almost as unlikely as any team taking Boozer on so it’s safe to assume he will probably remain with the Bulls.

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