Mar 21, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (5) raises his hand after being called for a foul playing against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Chicago 91-79. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Pacers Rumors: Carlos Boozer drawing interest from Pacers


The NBA Free Agency pipeline is starting to flow more freely now that Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James have chosen their next basketball homes and things are starting to fall into place elsewhere around the league.

One player who is waiting to hear word on his future is Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer. After not being amnestied for the past three years, it’s looking more and more like Chicago will use this summer to cut him loose — but it’s far from a certain thing to happen.

According to Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News, the Indiana Pacers very much have interest in Carlos Boozer and could pursue him if he ends up getting amnestied by the Chicago Bulls.

Indiana is among the teams that definitely have interest in bringing in Carlos Boozer if he’s waived by the Bulls via the amnesty provision.

With the addition of Pau Gasol and the pending contract that Nikola Mirotic has, the Bulls need to try and free up cap space and cutting Boozer loose is the easiest way to accomplish that. Should it happen, and Chicago is resisting doing so, the Pacers might not be a bad fit for Boozer as he can help the team out and can be an assets that at the very least is kept away from another contender.

Be sure to check FanSided.com’s official NBA page to keep up to date on the latest news and rumors from around the league all summer long.

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  • Cory Jones

    As a Pacers fan I am somewhat divided over this. Boozer could be an amazing addition compared to what our Bench has been. I know many people from Chicago do not like his play, but since the Pacers had the most starting minutes of the NBA last year for the starters, I think someone like Boozer could help extremely. Hopefully the Pacers can trade bench players to get a point guard, and figure out how to sign Lance. Then everything would be perfect.

    • Ian

      Carlos would still be getting 16M from the Bulls. So if the Pacers can get him for the veteran minimum, worth it. Otherwise they need every bit of cap space.