Bulls bulk up with Boozer

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Chicago - The Chicago Bulls have officially signed free agent power forward Carlos Boozer.

As per team policy, no terms of the deal were announced. However, the Chicago Tribune is reporting the deal is for five years and worth $76 million.

Boozer spent the last six seasons with Utah and picked up a player option that earned him $12.65 million in 2009-10 when he posted averages of 19.5 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists while shooting 56.2 percent from the floor in 78 games.

He posted 55 double-doubles, good for third best in the league last season, and was one of 10 players league-wide who averaged a double-double.

"We are very happy to have Carlos join the Bulls. We are confident that his skill set, toughness and leadership are all qualities that make him a great fit for the Bulls, and he will add a low-post element to our team that we have been searching for," said general manager Gar Forman. "Post players, with the skills that Carlos possesses, are at a premium in the NBA and we believe that we have landed one of the best big men in the NBA."

The eight-year pro previously played two seasons for Cleveland, which made him a second-round pick out of Duke in 2002. In 510 career contests, 469 of those starts, Boozer has recorded per-game averages of 17.2 points, 10.2 boards and 2.5 assists while connecting on 54.1 percent of his shots.


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