Carlos Boozer is the latest domino to fall in NBA free agency, agreeing to a five-year deal with the Chicago Bulls, a source close to the negotiations told ESPN The Magazine’s Ric Bucher on Wednesday.
Various sources told ESPN.com that the contract will be for between $75 million and $80 million, but the deal can’t become official until 12:01 a.m. ET Thursday.
Terrific addition for Chicago.
- Lead guard – Derick Rose
- Quick forward – Luol Deng
- Big forward – Carlos Boozer
- Center – Joakim Noah
That is a very talented core group of four players. A nice jump-shooting two guard like Mike Miller, Ray Allen or Anthony Morrow would give Chicago an imposing starting five to work with.
The Bulls have an excellent chance of being a title contender next season. The roster still needs a little more work but the core of their team is pretty much there.
Note: Chicago had $30 million in cap space heading into this summer. It’s unknown what Boozer’s starting salary is but the Bulls likely have at least half of that cap space leftover. Probably a little more than half.
So, they can still sign 2-3 high quality role players to round out there roster. They need a shooter at the two and some depth (anywhere + everywhere).