Carlos Boozer
American basketball player
Carlos Boozer
Carlos Austin Boozer, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). As a member of the Team USA, Boozer won an Olympic bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and an Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
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Remembering Prince: The time he 'put his Purple Rain stamp on' Carlos Boozer's mansion
LATimes - 10 months
Former Laker Carlos Boozer is one of the many celebrities who have paid their respects to Prince, who died Thursday at age 57. "Can't Believe This... RIP To One Of The Biggest Icons Ever..." Boozer wrote on Instagram to accompany a "Purple Rain"-era photo of the legendary musician. But there was...
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Why the Los Angeles Lakers hit the 50 loss mark
isports web - almost 2 years
Nick Young For only the fifth time in franchise history, the Los Angeles Lakers hit the half-century mark, in losses. With a loss to the Utah Jazz, the Lakers lost for the 50th time this season. This is the second consecutive year that the Lakers have hit this dismal mark in a stretch that has seen the franchise fall apart. The blame for this season could easily be placed on the injuries suffered throughout the year, most notably to Kobe Bryant and Julius Randle, but the real reason the Lakers have been so bad is that their roster is entirely comprised of role players. The Lakers would actually be a decent team if they had a pair of go-to players. Everyone on their roster has a unique skill set that would compliment a star player on a complete team. The Lakers simply just do not have one of these players this year. Nick Young is probably the closest thing the Lakers have to a go-to guy, but he is too consistent and constantly in the doghouse with his coach. “Swaggy P” is a fun ...
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Carlos Boozer said to choose staying with Lakers over contract buyout
LATimes - about 2 years
The Lakers (13-40) are heading for a second-straight season without a playoff berth, but power forward Carlos Boozer will not request a contract buyout.
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Lakers win amnesty bid for Boozer
Yahoo News - over 2 years
The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired two-time all-star forward Carlos Boozer on amnesty waivers, the National Basketball team announced. The 32-year-old Boozer was available for silent bidding from any team with enough salary cap space after being waived using the amnesty clause by the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday. "Carlos is an established veteran and a proven all-star, who will be a welcome addition to our team," said Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak.
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Lakers acquire Carlos Boozer after submitting highest bid
LATimes - over 2 years
The Lakers added another big man Thursday, winning a bid for former Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer.
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Bulls' future: LeBron or LeToilet
Chicago Times - over 2 years
Longstanding NBA truth: Nobody good ever comes to the Bulls and nobody knows why, but if you think the Bulls landed a good player, then he turns out to be Carlos Boozer.
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Gibson, Boozer Leads Bulls Past Nets, 92-76
NYTimes - about 3 years
Taj Gibson scored 16 points and Carlos Boozer returned from an injury to add 15 in the Chicago Bulls' 92-76 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night.     
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Boozer returns to lift Bulls over Nets
USA Today - about 3 years
Taj Gibson and Carlos Boozer lead the Bulls past the Nets.
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Bulls forward Carlos Boozer will miss game against Hawks with left calf strain
Fox News - about 3 years
Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer will miss Tuesday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks with a left calf strain.
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Bulls Game Day: Boozer out vs. Lakers
Chicago Times - about 3 years
LOS ANGELES --- Carlos Boozer missed his second straight game with a strained left calf on Sunday in the Bulls' matinee against the Los Angeles Lakers.     
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Andrew Bogut, David Lee ruled out for tonight’s game vs. Chicago
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
With Chicago’s talented front line of Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer having already arrived at Oracle Arena, the Warriors announced that they won’t have the services of their starting big men Andrew Bogut and David Lee on Thursday. Lee has been struggling with a sprained left shoulder since the game against Indiana on Jan. 20. Bogut was briefly hobbled with a tweaked knee, but the Warriors say this injury is shoulder stiffness. Jermaine O’Neal is expected to start at center, with Draymond Green getting the call at power forward. “We will battle, compete and find a way to get it done,” Warriors head coach Mark Jackson said. “Carlos Boozer is [...]
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Carlos Boozer appreciates crunch-time minutes
Chicago Times - about 3 years
After complaining about sitting late in 4th quarters, Bulls forward scores key basket in final minutes of victory over Suns SAN FRANCISCO — Any fallout from Carlos Boozer saying he would like to play fourth-quarter minutes matters not to coach Tom Thibodeau, who would play Benny the Bull if he thought it offered the best chance at victory.     
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Carlos Boozer gets double-double as Chicago Bulls win 101-92 at Phoenix Suns
Fox News - about 3 years
Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls snapped the Phoenix Suns' five-game winning streak with a 101-92 victory on Tuesday night.
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Here's an idea, Carlos: Shut up and guard someone
Chicago Times - about 3 years
Dear Stupid (and you know who you are, Carlos Boozer),    
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Carlos Boozer
  • 2016
    On July 30, 2016, Boozer signed with Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.
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  • 2015
    On February 4, 2015, he scored a season-high 28 points in a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
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  • 2014
    On July 17, 2014, Boozer was claimed off amnesty waivers by the Los Angeles Lakers.
    More Details Hide Details The Lakers paid $3.25 million of his $16.8 million salary, while the Bulls paid the remaining $13.55 million.
    On July 15, 2014, Boozer was released by the Bulls via the amnesty clause.
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  • 2012
    Boozer rebounded with a healthy, solid 2012–13 season, averaging 16.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per game while playing in 79 games.
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  • 2010
    Despite missing 23 games due to injury in 2010–11, Boozer still managed to average 17.5 points and 9.6 rebounds per game while also helping the Bulls get the first seed in the Eastern Conference.
    More Details Hide Details His production saw a decline the following year, as he averaged just 15 points and 8.5 rebounds per game (while playing in all 66 games).
    On July 8, 2010, Boozer was acquired by the Chicago Bulls in a sign-and-trade deal with the Jazz.
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    He played in 78 of 82 games and avoided injury, which boded well heading into the 2010 summer.
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  • 2009
    Boozer was married to his wife CeCe for six years before he filed for divorce in March 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Boozer and CeCe have three children together: Carmani (who had a bone marrow transplant in 2007 to treat sickle-cell disease), and twins, Cameron and Cayden. He also has a younger brother, Charles, who played college basketball at Iowa State. Boozer was reported as having an affair with actress Michelle Money, which Money later confirmed.
    In 2009–10, Boozer played well, averaging 19.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game, and shot 56.2% from the field, a career high.
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    However, when the deadline for choosing free agency or opting into the remaining year came, he surprised many by opting in for the 2009–10 season with the Jazz.
    More Details Hide Details The Jazz management stated publicly they were happy to have him return and play for them, and Boozer did the same.
  • 2008
    Boozer did participate in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games as the USA went unbeaten en route to the gold medal, defeating 2006 World Champion Spain for their first gold medal since the 2000 Olympics.
    More Details Hide Details Boozer is a Christian. Boozer has various tattoos about his faith including a Christian cross on his chest and the Bible verse Philippians 4:13 on his left forearm.
    He missed time from late November 2008 to late February 2009.
    More Details Hide Details When he played, his numbers were 16.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, in 37 games (all starts). With his possible pending free agency at the end of the season looming, it seemed likely Boozer would leave.
    During the 2008–09 season, Boozer's ability to stay healthy was questioned by fans and media alike, as he missed 44 games following arthroscopic left knee surgery.
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    He registered his first career triple-double against the Seattle SuperSonics on February 13, 2008, with 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists.
    More Details Hide Details In the 2008 playoffs, the Jazz faced the Houston Rockets in the first round for the second year in a row. Determined to not allow him to beat them, the Rockets geared their defense more to stopping Boozer and his production was somewhat limited (16. points and 11.7 rebounds per game), but the Jazz defeated the Rockets, 4–2. In the second round of the 2008 playoffs, the Jazz lost to the top seeded Los Angeles Lakers in six games.
  • 2007
    In November 2007, Boozer was named Western Conference Player of the Month.
    More Details Hide Details By mid-December, he was among the league's top five performers in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage. Although he later slipped in all of these categories, he continued to produce solid numbers. Boozer was again chosen as a backup in the All-Star Game, finishing with 14 points and 10 rebounds in just 19 minutes of play.
    In an April 23, 2007 game against the Houston Rockets (game two of the first round of the 2007 playoffs), Boozer scored 41 points, tying the career high he had set a month earlier on March 26 (vs. the Washington Wizards).
    More Details Hide Details He also led the Jazz past the Rockets in game 7 of the first round in the NBA Playoffs, scoring 35 points, grabbing 14 rebounds and two clutch free throws to secure the victory in Boozer's first playoff series. The Jazz would go on to win their second round series against the upstart Golden State Warriors, 4 games to 1, and advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 1998. Even though they lost 4 games to 1 to the more experienced San Antonio Spurs, Boozer proved valuable and durable. He ended the season averaging 20.9 points and 11.7 rebounds per game, and playing in 74 of 82 games. He was even better in the playoffs, increasing his output to 23.5 points and 12.2 rebounds per game, and appearing in all 17 Jazz playoff games.
  • 2006
    He was also part of the USA men's senior national team from 2006 to 2008, but did not compete in the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship due to his wife's pregnancy.
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    Boozer got off to a strong start in the 2006–07 season, winning the Western Conference Player of the Week Award and helping the Jazz to win eleven of their first twelve games.
    More Details Hide Details Boozer was named part of the NBA All-Star roster as a reserve, but could not participate because of a hairline fracture in his left fibula.
  • 2005
    As the 2005–06 NBA season began, Boozer was still recovering from injury, and then aggravated a hamstring, causing him to miss the first half of that season as well.
    More Details Hide Details He returned to action in late February, easing into action by coming off the bench for the Jazz. In the middle of March, he was placed back into the starting lineup. From that point, he finished the season in impressive fashion, averaging over 20 points and almost 10 rebounds per game and firmly establishing himself as the Jazz's starting power forward once again.
  • 2004
    Boozer was selected as a member of the 2004 USA Olympic men's basketball team which won a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympic Games.
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    In his first season with the Jazz in 2004–05, Boozer averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds per game.
    More Details Hide Details However, he suffered an injury, missing the later part of the season, which contributed to the Jazz missing the playoffs for only the second time in 22 years, and he was publicly criticized for a lack of effort by team owner Larry Miller.
    On July 30, 2004, Boozer officially signed with the Jazz.
    More Details Hide Details Then Cavaliers owner Gordon Gund said, "In the final analysis, I decided to trust Carlos and show him the respect he asked for. He did not show that trust and respect in return." However, Boozer denied that he made any commitment to the Cavaliers: "There was no commitment. It's unfortunate how the turn of events went through the media", Boozer said shortly after signing the deal with Utah. "I'm not a guy that gives my word and takes it away. I think I've made that clear."
  • 2002
    Boozer was selected with the 35th overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
    More Details Hide Details Boozer averaged 10. points and 7.5 rebounds per game in his rookie campaign, and followed it up with 15.5 points and 11.4 rebounds per game his second year. After the 2003–04 NBA season, the Cavaliers had the option of allowing him to become a restricted free agent, or keeping him under contract for one more year at a $695,000 salary. The Cavaliers claimed to have reached an understanding with Boozer and his agent on a deal for approximately $39 million over six years, which he would have signed if they let him out of his current deal. Cleveland then proceeded to release him from his contract making him a restricted free agent. During this period, the Utah Jazz offered Boozer a six-year, $70 million contract that Cleveland chose not to match due to salary cap considerations.
    In April 2002, Boozer declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final year of college eligibility.
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  • 2001
    In 2001–02, Boozer, Jason Williams and Mike Dunleavy, Jr. each scored at least 600 points for the season, a feat only matched at Duke by Jon Scheyer, Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith in the 2009–10 season.
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    Boozer was a two-time member of the PARADE All-American high school basketball team, leading the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears to back-to-back state titles. He was recruited by many top-tier collegiate basketball programs, including St. John's and UCLA, but Boozer elected to play for coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke University, helping the team win the 2001 NCAA championship.
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  • 1981
    Born on November 20, 1981.
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