Lakers Rumors: Team wins amnesty bidding for Carlos Boozer

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Well, after the Ed Davis signing, this comes as quite a shock.

The Los Angeles Lakers have won the bidding for the amnestied Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer, according to Marc Stein from ESPN.

Once Boozer was amnestied earlier this week, teams under the cap were able to place sealed bids for the veteran. The Lakers put in the largest bid of $3.2 million.

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The Lakers will only pay Boozer the amount they bid for one season while the Bulls will cover the rest of his salary. Due to NBA rules, the purple and gold will be unable to trade Boozer this season.

Boozer’s role was reduced last year in Chicago in favor of the emerging Taj Gibson, though the 32-year-old still managed to average 13.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in just 28.2 minutes per game.

Written by Ross Pickering

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