The Chicago Bulls are trying to desperately find cap space to sign Carmelo Anthony and in order to do so they’ll need to slice loose Carlos Boozer and amnesty his contract to make sure it isn’t on the books and counting against them.
Boozer has been the subject of a lot of rumors recently and the amnesty talk has been going on since 2011, so it’s nothing new either. But for the first time since he signed his bad money contract back in 2010 the Bulls are serious about moving him, although Brian Windhorst from ESPN.com reports that nothing is a done deal as of yet.
Bulls told Carlos Boozer it's a possibility he will be amnestied or used in a sign-&-trade but have made no final decisions, sources said
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 3, 2014
The Bulls haven’t been happy with Boozer’s so-so production over the course of his time with the team but they’ve stuck with him longer than most would have and it’s paid off at times. There were moments in the 2013-14 season where the Bulls got great performances from Boozer but it wasn’t enough to erase all the bad moments from the past four years.
All of that will soon be in the past though as signing Carmelo Anthony absolutely requires an end to the Boozer era in the Windy City and it’s only a matter of time before he’s moved anyways.