Carlos Boozer amnestied by Bulls

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Carlos Boozer is looking for a new team.

The Chicago Bulls will reportedly amnesty the 32-year-old forward, after he played four seasons of a five-year $75 million contract he signed in the summer of 2010.

Boozer averaged 15.5 points and nine rebounds per game in the windy city, but was maligned as one of the worst defensive players on the team.

Chicago has been able to make up for the deficiency in the front court with 2014 NBA defensive player of the year Joakim Noah, and Taj Gibson coming off the bench.

Melo's Money

The Bulls will save $16.8 million against the salary cap, which lowers their salary commitments for next season to roughly $48.5 million, which frees up some space for Carmelo Anthony.

Melo could sign a max deal with the Bulls for four-years and $96 million, which would require the Bulls to make some more salary space, likely by attempting to shed the contract of Jimmy Butler, Mike Dunleavy or Anthony Randolph.

Serious Upgrade

The Bulls were the worst offensive team in the NBA last season, something Boozer didn't help, but Anthony, and the return of a healthy Derrick Rose would.

Boozer also didn't help on the defensive end, and Anthony likely won;t help much on that end much, which is why the Bulls will want to keep Taj Gibson.

Chicago was able to finish with 48 wins, and the fourth seed in the eastern conference.

Other Options

The Bulls will need help, and will want to use Boozer's newly freed cash to make a run at someone, and they are also reportedly looking at the Lakers' Pau Gasol.

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