Carlos Boozer has a sad.
It appears that he’s finally started to figure out what every Bulls fan has known for a while: he’s not exactly Tom Thibodeau’s favorite player. Nor is he a favorite of the fans. Hell, we’re not even sure he’s the favorite of his own children. In fact, the only sentence I can think of involving Boozer, the Bulls and being the favorite right now would be:
“Of all the Bulls currently on the roster, the favorite to be amnestied this summer is Carlos Boozer.”
And Carlos knows this, and he’s not exactly happy about it. According to Joe Cowley in the Sun-Times, Boozer has been extra pouty lately because he’s feeling unappreciated by the organization.
According to several sources, Boozer’s recent moodiness, at least with the media, is a result of feeling underappreciated by the organization. He feels like he’s “being pushed out’’ after this season.
Boozer’s exit this summer might or might not happen, but either way, the organization hasn’t come to a conclusion and won’t until several key situations are resolved.
As far as I’m concerned, this is all just Boozer greasing the skids for his exit. I believe he wants out. I’ve believed that since he first publicly complained about his fourth quarter minutes back in early February (a situation that has not changed, as he’s averaging 2.2 minutes in the fourth quarter this season). It’s important to remember that being amnestied might be a blow to the ego, but it wouldn’t hurt Boozer’s bank account.
Boozer will still be getting the $16.8 million he’s owed next season either way, it’s just the contract wouldn’t count against the Bulls salary cap. Which is the reason the Bulls would make the move as they try to push for Carmelo Anthony, or prepare to bring Nikola Mirotic over from Spain.
Just as long as he doesn’t start crying on the court, I don’t care what kind of mood Boozer is in. Though a gif of Boozer crying would go viral quickly, so I’d probably be good with that too now that I think about it.
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