After four years, the Chicago Bulls have made the decision to get rid of power forward Carlos Boozer (and the Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to show interest in him).
The Bulls are trying to clear cap space to make a run at New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony.
The Bulls will try to trade Boozer, but may have to take salary in return, it would defeat the purpose.
Well, the Bulls will try to trade him, so yeah, I definitely think there’s a chance. I don’t think it’s a good one, though, particularly if they want to sign Carmelo. It’d be tough to find a team that’s able, much less willing, to take on Boozer’s salary without sending a bunch of salary in return. And getting another team’s unwanted contracts would defeat the purpose, or at best, it would be a matter of trading their overpriced asset for another team’s overpriced asset. But what Jerry Krause thinks probably won’t have much bearing, since he left that team years ago, of course. It’s up to Gar Forman and John Paxson now.
Of course, if the Bulls don’t trade Boozer, they can still waive him via the amnesty clause.
Boozer averaged 13.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game this season.