The Cleveland Cavaliers were very disappointed with their season this year, and are looking to make moves this coming offseason to improve their roster.
One player that they have already been reported to have interest in is Chicago Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer.
According to Mary Scmitt Boyer of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cavaliers would be interested in signing Boozer if the Bulls do decide to amnesty him this offseason.
There have been quite a few reasons for the Bulls to want to release him this offseason, and there doesn’t seem to be a chance the he is back in Chicago. It will be interesting to see what type of contract Boozer will want, especially because he hasn’t shown the ability to produce consistent numbers. The Cavaliers could use a veteran forward to help out with their front-court scoring, and that is one area that Boozer could help.
Boozer played in and started 76 games this season for the Bulls, averaging 13.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game. His offense was inconsistent all year, but there were games that he was able to showcase his ability to post up and hit the mid-range jumper. All that being said, his defense is what scares a lot of teams off. He is extremely slow, and doesn’t have much athletic ability to protect the rim.
The Bulls will reportedly look to trade him before they use their amnesty provision on him. There will not be much interest from teams in trading for Boozer, but once he hits free agency there could be a few suitors lined up for him. At 32 years of age, there simply isn’t much left in the tank for Boozer, but heading back to Cleveland where his career began could be a nice change of scenery.
Overall, the Cavaliers are looking into making some big moves this offseason in an attempt to compete for a playoff spot. They have a very talented roster with Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, and the depth of the roster that they’ve put together. It wouldn’t be too surprising to see the Cavaliers make an offer to Boozer when the offseason gets here.