Lakers claim Carlos Boozer off amnesty waivers

Carlos Boozer

The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired forward Carlos Boozer off amnesty waivers, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein.

The Chicago Bulls used their amnesty provision on the two-time All-Star Boozer earlier this week.  Teams with cap space could make a bid on a portion of his $16.8 million contract.

Only nine teams had enough cap space to bid for boozer: Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston, Milwaukee, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Utah and the Lakers.

Boozer averaged 13.7 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Bulls last season.  The 32-year-old has played 12 seasons in the NBA, averaging 16.6 points and 9.8 rebounds in 790 regular-season games.

The Bulls went 205-107 in Boozer’s four seasons as a starter.

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