Apr 16, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (5) wipes his head during a time out during the first half of the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Chicago Bulls will try to sign and trade Carlos Boozer

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The Chicago Bulls are in a position this offseason in which they can make the drastic changes to their roster that fans and writers have been calling for the past few years. The main focus of attention when it comes to the Bulls is their interest in Carmelo Anthony and getting him on board to pair him with Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson and Derrick Rose.

But the Bulls need to clear up a lot of cap space have any hope of signing Anthony and the biggest expendable contract that they have belongs to Houdini impressionist Carlos Boozer. His disappearing acts int he postseason have been brutal for the Bulls and it appears this is the offseason in which he’ll finally be jettisoned.

According to Chicago Tribune beat writer K.C. Johnson, the Bulls prefer to and will likely attempt to sign and trade Boozer over the summer.

What makes Boozer such an attractive trade chiip is his expiring contract which can help balance out a trade from a financial stand point without having the team who’s acquiring him be tied to him long term.

Still, Boozer isn’t a terrible player and in the right system could still be productive. That system isn’t in Chicago though and a sign and trade of Boozer is growing more and more likely.

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