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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: Chicago Bulls' decision to dump Carlos Boozer 'all but' made

As the Chicago Bulls prepare to make run at New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony, they will likely have to rid themselves of Carlos Boozer’s contract via a trade or the amnesty clause.

According to Joe Cowley of The Chicago Sun-Times, the Bulls‘ decision to rid themselves of Boozer is “all but made.”

Power forward Carlos Boozer, however, just might be sacrificed.

“Obviously, we still have the amnesty as an option that we haven’t used that a lot of teams have,’’ Forman said Wednesday.

‘‘That’s something, as we go into July, we’ll have to evaluate. If it’s something that makes sense as far as getting our team stronger, we may go that way. But we also may not go that way.’’

A source said that decision is all but made. The Bulls are looking to rid themselves of Boozer’s $16.8 million cap hit for next season.

Obviously, the Bulls would like to deal Boozer, but that doesn’t seem all that likely.

Boozer averaged 13.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game last season. He began to lose fourth quarter playing time to Taj Gibson and the Bulls and Gibson believe he is ready to become a full-time starter.

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