It is no secret that the Chicago Bulls are planning to part ways with Carlos Boozer in the summer. The belief is that the Bulls were simply going to amnesty Boozer and be done with the power forward. That may not be the case.
ESPN NBA insider Marc Stein is hearing that the Bulls may be planning on trading Boozer before amnestying the veteran.
Sources briefed on Chicago’s thinking say the Bulls are going to do everything they can to try to find a trading partner for Boozer before seriously considering the amnesty option.
This is not the first time that the Bulls have tried trading Boozer. The Bulls have been trying to trade Boozer for the past two years. The problem is that there are not many teams that are interested in taking on Boozer’s contract. With Boozer entering the final year of his contract, it is possible that the Bulls could find a team that is willing to take on an expiring contract at the end of the 2014-2015 season.
Though, the odds are more likely that NBA teams will call the Bulls’ bluff. There is no question that the Bulls are going to amnesty Boozer when the window opens in July. Therefore, NBA teams would be more inclined to wait for Boozer to be amnestied as opposed to attempting to trade for the veteran.