Carlos Boozer is 2-years into a 5-year deal that pays him $80 million and some Bulls fans – unhappy with the high-priced forward’s output – had been hoping the franchise would use the amnesty clause on Boozer to free up some cap space. Chicago General Manager Gar Forman says that is unlikely to occur.
“I think Carlos had a very productive year,” Forman said. “You look back, he’s the only guy on our team that played every game and practiced every day on a team that won more games than anybody in the NBA. He was our second leading scorer and our second leading rebounder. We’re looking forward to Carlos continuing to make progress. I know the last game clouds it a little bit, but he was very productive in the games before that. Even in that last game, in 27 minutes, he had 13 boards. I anticipate Carlos being with us and having another productive year next season.
“We’re happy Carlos Boozer is here and we like the core of the team that we have under contract.”