March 10, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer (5) passes the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers could target signing Carlos Boozer


The Chicago Bulls are done in the postseason and it appears that forward Carlos Boozer may have played his last game with the team. While he has years left on his contract, the Bulls have been thinking about using their 2012 amnesty clause on him and may finally get around to it almost two years after the fact.

According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, should the Bulls amnesty Boozer — which seems more than entirely possible — then the Los Angeles Lakers could be a likely landing spot for him.

The reasoning behind Boozer ending up with the Lakers is that not only is he serviceable and great at creating shots when he feels like it, but he shares representation with Kobe Bryant. He may not be the most attractive option for fans, but if he can come cheaper than the Bulls are paying him — which he will — then he’s not the worst the Lakers can do.

Anything is an upgrade over last year’s abysmal outing and if the Bulls decide to cut Boozer loose, Los Angeles may be the first team to kick the tires.

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  • Jared Campbell

    God please no! Boozer is garbage. Vets minimum is the only way the Lakers should even consider this as an option. At his best back with Dwill he still wasn’t worth his contract. He has never been worth what he seeks.

  • J Taylor

    Maybe the author should research the Amnesty Process.
    It is possible that the team could get him via the Amnesty Process, but it would be nearly impossible to expect that Boozer would make it to free agency.

    Also, what position would Boozer play? Center?
    I’m not sure the team wants to have 2 slow big guys (Boozer and Gasol) in their starting ranks.