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

Chicago Bulls will be forced to amnesty Carlos Boozer


The Chicago Bulls missed out on Carmelo Anthony and likely won’t be landing Kevin Love in a trade but they have still been busy this offseason trying to get the roster to where it needs to be to compete now that LeBron James is back in their division.

Something that fans have wanted to see done for sometime now may be on the verge of being seen through as Carlos Boozer now more than likely needs to be amnestied in order for Chicago to avoid paying the luxury tax.

According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, the Chicago Bulls now have no other choice but to amnesty Carlos Boozer following the signing of Pau Gasol and the pending deal with Nikola Mirotic.

Chicago is not interested in paying Boozer for not playing with them, which is what hte amnesty provision is. But the team also is allergic to the luxury tax and owner Jerry Reinsdorf has gone to great measures to not have to ever pay the tax. It now comes down to two things the Bulls do not want to do — pay the tax or amnesty Boozer — and one of them will be done.

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  • ICDogg

    Sixers would probably take him off the Bulls’ hands if the Sixers also got a 1st rounder for doing so. Depending on how badly the Bulls need their exemptions, it might or might not be worth it.

    • frank

      if it was that easy it probably would have happened already

      • ICDogg

        There’s no rush, I don’t think.