Apr 20, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (5) is defended by Washington Wizards forward Nene Hilario (42) during the first quarter of game one of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Carlos Boozer wants to remain with Chicago Bulls

Now that the Chicago Bulls have been eliminated from the postseason, losing to the Washington Wizards in five games, the Bulls will likely look to make some drastic changes to their roster.

They are, of course, one of the teams reportedly hot on the trail of New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony, who is expected to become a free agent in July.

To make any noise this offseason, the Bulls will have to either make power forward Carlos Boozer part of a trade or release him via the amnesty clause to create cap space.

Although the Bulls will reportedly try to ship Boozer out before waiving him, his preference is to stay with the Bulls.

“We have a core that can win it,” Boozer told K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune. “And I’d love to be a part of that moving forward. I let them know that. They let me know that, ideally, they’d want that as well. But moving forward, they have decisions to make.

“There are a lot of rumors out there. I’ve done a good job of handling that and staying focused on playing ball.”

Boozer averaged 13.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game this season.

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