Utah Jazz beat Lakers 90-71 in first preseason game

The Utah Jazz ran away with it in the final minutes, beating the L.A. Lakers 90-71 in Honolulu. Both teams used their expected starting lineups in the 1st and 3rd quarters, and then emptied their benches. Both teams played 13 players. Some observations: The shooting isn’t there yet. The Jazz aren’t known to have many dead-eye shooters, but they need the backcourt to catch up...
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Carlos Boozer Waiting For NBA Opportunity

Carlos Boozer has received interest from China, but he will likely wait for the NBA season to start for an opportunity to open up. Boozer will see where there's a need for him with a playoff team as the season progresses. Boozer spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer hoping roster spot opens on playoff team

Carlos Boozer remains a free agent, but the veteran power forward has successfully settled on his plan for the 2015-16 NBA season. According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Boozer is likely going to sit back, relax and enjoy the beginning of the season before joining a team sometime in the middle of the year. Yahoo Sources: Likelihood is free agent Carlos Boozer waits for...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: GM says Carlos Boozer still unsigned because of defense

The NBA offseason has been largely empty of "Holdat!", which is a shame. Carlos Boozer's signature one-liner had become something of a staple for the Los Angeles Lakers, but the free agent big man remains unsigned more than two months into the free agency period this summer.The Phoenix Suns had been tangentially linked to Boozer to help fill the void if Markieff Morris is traded...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA executive says defense is why Carlos Boozer is still a free agent

As the start of NBA training camps is getting closer, many teams are still looking at free agents trying to decide who they will give an invite too. One name that no one thought would be a free agent at this point is forward Carlos Boozer. The former Los Angeles Lakers averaged 11.8 points a game last season, but offense is not his problems. One NBA executive told Michael Scotto...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer Intrigued By Interest From China

Carlos Boozer continues to seek an NBA deal but he's intrigued by the interest he's received in China. The Sichuan Blue Whales are foremost amongst the CBA teams to have registered interest in Boozer. Boozer spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

CBA Encyclopedia: Amnesty Provision

Article VII, Section 12(f)(5) and Section 12(j) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement lay out most of the pertinent details on the amnesty provision. Following the 2011 NBA lockout, the CBA was ratified to include a number of provisions including a return of the Amnesty provision which allowed each team the right to waive a player under contract prior to the 11-12 season. How...
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August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Heat Possibly Interested in Forward Carlos Boozer

While the Miami Heat already have 15 players on the roster, they may not be done adding players just yet. Free agent forward Carlos Boozer remains on the market and is still a possibility for the Heat, according to Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel.  However, the addition of Boozer remains a big “if” due to the fact that the team is already loaded on the frontline with players...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Troubling Task for the Los Angeles Lakers

If you took a look at the Los Angeles Lakers roster, you will see former NBA All-Stars in Kobe Bryant, Carlos Boozer, newly acquired Roy Hibbert and very quality pieces in Nick “Swaggy P” Young and Louis “Lou Will” Williams. You’d perhaps think that this team was very well put together and a possible candidate for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Lakers have...
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August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the New York Knicks should pursue Boozer

Phil Jackson and his team can turn this summer around by adding Carlos Boozer to the fold Although New York Knicks fans may be disappointed with how Phil Jackson has handled free agency thus far, the Zen Master nevertheless still has time to turn those jeers into cheers. Recently, rumors have circulated that the Knicks have shown interest in Los Angeles Lakers forward Carlos Boozer...
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: 2015 Offseason Grade

The Lakers got better this summer, but were forced to settle when their top free agent targets signed elsewhere. In: Lou Williams – FA signing Brandon Bass – FA signing Roy Hibbert – via trade Out: Carlos Boozer – (currently a FA) Ronnie Price – (signed for Phoenix Suns) Jordan Hill – (signed for Indiana Pacers) Wayne Ellington – (signed for Brooklyn Nets) Ed...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer Receives Interest From Knicks

The New York Knicks have expressed tepid interest in signing Carlos Boozer. Phil Jackson would still like the Knicks to sign a big man. Boozer spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The Houston Rockets are interested in Carlos Boozer

The Houston Rockets have had a typically busy summer, but they may not be finished filling out their roster. One spot that could use a bit more depth is power forward, where the team may still look to replace Josh Smith despite Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas already being on board. Is Carlos Boozer the answer?Boozer is an atrocious defender but can still stretch defenses...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Feeling badly for Mavs fans, USWNT, and Nate Jones: While We’re Waiting

Crazy week folks, but LeBron’s back with the Cavs for real for real. I wasn’t actually worried, but it feels so good for it to happen without a hitch. You know, like DeAndre Jordan. Speaking of… Feeling badly for Mavs fans… I was listening to Bomani Jones discuss the DeAndre Jordan thing on his podcast. For those who haven’t kept up, DeAndre Jordan seems to have reneged...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan pulls the reverse Carlos Boozer on the Mavericks

11 years ago Carlos Boozer had a verbal agreement to resign with the Clevleand Cavaliers. The deal was six years $40 million it was the Cavs whole mid level exception and back in 2004 that was a good amount of money, but once Boozer was allowed to sign the Utah Jazz swooped in with a six year $68 million deal that lured him from Cleveland to Utah like that. The rest is history, Boozer...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer, Los Angeles Clippers Share Mutual Interest

The Los Angeles Clippers are looking to make some moves this offseason to help replace DeAndre Jordan, but they don’t have the type of money that many impact free agents are looking to receive. According to a report from Ben Bolch, the Clippers and veteran power forward Carlos Boozer share mutual interest in talking about a potential contract. Source close to Carlos Boozer confirms...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Free agent Carlos Boozer still in conversations with Mavs

After signing DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews this offseason, the Dallas Mavericks will need to find a few bargain deals in free agency to complete their roster.One of those players could be former All-Star Carlos Boozer, who is an unrestricted free agent. Boozer last played for the Los Angeles Lakers.According to's Chris Broussard, the Mavericks are one of a few teams...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer In Talks With Clippers, Spurs, Mavs, Raptors

Carlos Boozer is engaged in ongoing contract discussions with the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors. Boozer spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers have presumably moved on from Boozer with their signing of Brandon Bass.
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Heat Interested in Power Forward Carlos Boozer

As the 2015 NBA free agency period kicked off earlier this morning, the Miami Heat have shown an aggressive pursuit in re-signing players on their current roster. However, adding a veteran player in the frontcourt for bench depth is an area that could very well be addressed, as the Heat are rumored to have interested in former Los Angeles Lakers power forward Carlos Boozer. Carlos...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer To Receive Interest From Nets, Mavs, Rockets, Lakers, Heat, Spurs

Carlos Boozer is expected to receive interest from at least six teams in free agency. The Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs have been mentioned as teams interested in Boozer. Boozer spent the 14-15 season with the Lakers after being amnestied by the Chicago Bulls.
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Carlos Boozer and Lou Williams Interested in Joining Heat

In spite of rumors that Dwyane Wade may be tempted to leave South Florida, there are a couple of big free agent names that desire to play for the Miami Heat. Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports that both the Los Angeles Lakers’ Carlos Boozer and the Toronto Raptors’ Lou Williams are interested in joining the Heat as free agents. Williams is expected to reach out to the...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Carlos Boozer, Lou Williams could be interested in Heat

Just because the saga of Dwyane Wade and his contract dispute with the Miami Heat is defining the offseason so far doesn't mean everything else has stopped in Miami. Draft preparations are kicking into high gear, and free agency is set to start shortly thereafter. And other than retaining their own free agents, the Heat need to figure out how to upgrade through both the draft and...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers the only team interested in signing Rajon Rondo?

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Heading into the 2014-15 season, Rajon Rondo was considered one of the best point guards in the NBA. He came out strong to start the season with the Boston Celtics, but was then traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Since the trade, Rondo hasn’t been a shell of his former self and his career with the Mavericks is likely over after he openly had issues...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo could sign max deal with Los Angeles Lakers?

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The Dallas Mavericks acquired point guard Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics earlier this season, and there is still a chance that he could re-sign long-term with them this offseason. That being said, he has been frustrated with his role quite often during his tenure with the Mavericks. Before the Mavericks ended up acquiring Rondo, he was planning...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers planning to shop Nick Young this offseason

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Lakers have suffered through yet another disappointing season this year, and they are already looking ahead to the offseason. They will have a very nice draft pick to work with, and it appears that they will look to trade dynamic scoring shooting guard Nick Young as well. According to a report from Mark Medina, the Lakers will look...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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