Don’t Expect Bulls To Amnesty Boozer
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(WSCR) When the Bulls missed out on key free agents LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh during the free agency frenzy of 2010, the team had no choice but to offer big money to Carlos Boozer.
Boozer agreed to a five-year deal worth $80 million. Two years into that deal, fans are calling for the Bulls to use the amnesty clause on Boozer’s contract, which would allow them to pay the remaining money on the contract without that money affecting the salary cap.
Bulls general manager Gar Forman told The Mully and Hanley Show that he expects Boozer to remain on the team.
“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.”
LISTEN: Gar Forman on The Mully and Hanley Show