The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired former Chicago Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer, placing the winning bid following the Bulls' use of the amnesty provision to remove him from their salary cap, according to multiple reports. The Lakers submitted a high-bid of $3.25 million for Boozer, reports ESPN's Marc Stein. The minimum bid for Boozer was $1.44 million.
Boozer's $16.5 million expiring contract was slashed by use of the one-time amnesty provision that was introduced with the new collective bargaining agreement, and Chicago will pay the remaining $13.6 million leftover from the Lakers' bid.
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Boozer averaged 13.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per game with the Bulls while shooting 45.6 percent from the field last season. His agent is Rob Pelinka, who also represents Kobe Bryant and recently-signed Ed Davis, according to the Los Angeles Times' Eric Pincus.
The Lakers have now loaded up on frontcourt depth, drafting No. 7 pick Julius Randle, re-signing Jordan Hill, signing Davis and acquiring Boozer through the amnesty bid. Ryan Kelly has yet to re-sign with the Lakers following a productive rookie season.