Boozer reportedly signs with Bulls (Basketball)

July 7, 2010
Carlos Boozer

He can’t make it official until tomorrow, but Juneau’s Carlos Boozer is reportedly on his way to the Windy City.

Boozer, of Duke University fame, will sign a five-year deal with the Chicago Bulls worth an estimated $80 million.

To quote the poet Delonte West, ‘How playa is that?’

The Bulls hope the Alaskan can help prevent another early playoff exit like the last two years when they were bounced in the first round.

The two-time All-Star had spent the past six seasons with the Utah Jazz, where he became one of the best power forwards in the Western Conference.

The 6-foot-9, eighth-year pro averaged 19.5 points and 11.2 rebounds last season, right around his career averages of 17 and 10.

Boozer is among many prized free agents moving teams this summer as the balance of power seems to be shifting to the Eastern Conference.

He was selected into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.

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