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Carlos Boozer

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2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

13.7

REB

8.3

AST

1.6

STL

0.7

BLK

0.3

2013-14 NBA Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Boozer came off a solid season in his 2012-13 campaign, averaging 16.2 points (48 percent from the field, 73 percent from the line), 9.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 32 minutes per game. He was one of the main offensive options for the Bulls, who played the entire season with...

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HT: 6' 9"   WT: 258 lbs   DOB: 11/20/1981  College: Duke   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #35 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a five-year, $80 million deal with the Bulls in July 2010. He will make $14.4 mil in 2010-11 followed by $13.5m, $15m, $15.3m and $16.8m.

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Carlos Boozer NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 51 34.7 17.8 9.0 2.8 0.8 0.5 0.0 52.1 69.8 2.7 2.8 6.2 0.0 0.0 7.1 13.6 3.7 5.3
2005-06 23 33 31.1 16.3 8.6 2.7 0.9 0.2 0.0 54.9 72.3 2.1 2.2 6.4 0.0 0.0 6.6 12.1 3.0 4.2
2006-07 24 74 34.6 20.9 11.7 3.0 0.9 0.3 0.0 56.1 68.5 2.6 3.2 8.5 0.0 0.0 8.7 15.6 3.4 5.0
2007-08 25 81 34.9 21.1 10.4 2.9 1.2 0.5 0.0 54.7 73.8 2.6 2.4 8.0 0.0 0.0 8.8 16.0 3.6 4.9
2008-09 26 37 32.4 16.2 10.4 2.1 1.1 0.2 0.0 49.0 69.8 2.1 3.0 7.4 0.0 0.0 6.8 13.8 2.6 3.8
2009-10 27 78 34.3 19.5 11.2 3.2 1.1 0.5 0.0 56.2 74.2 2.7 2.3 8.9 0.0 0.0 7.9 14.1 3.7 4.9
2010-11 28 CHI 59 31.9 17.5 9.6 2.5 0.8 0.3 0.0 51.0 70.1 2.5 2.2 7.4 0.0 0.0 7.3 14.3 2.9 4.1
2011-12 29 CHI 66 29.5 15.0 8.5 1.9 1.0 0.4 0.0 53.2 69.3 1.7 1.7 6.8 0.0 0.0 6.8 12.8 1.4 2.1
2012-13 30 CHI 79 32.2 16.2 9.8 2.3 0.8 0.4 0.0 47.7 73.1 2.2 2.2 7.5 0.0 0.0 6.9 14.4 2.4 3.3
2013-14 31 CHI 76 28.2 13.7 8.3 1.6 0.7 0.3 0.0 45.6 76.7 2.0 1.8 6.5 0.0 0.0 5.9 12.9 1.9 2.5
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Carlos Boozer NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 26.7 11.7 10.0 3.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 53.1 50.0 0.7 1.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 5.7 10.7 0.3 0.7
Last 14 Days 6 25.3 12.5 7.5 1.8 0.7 0.0 0.0 50.8 81.8 1.7 1.0 6.5 0.0 0.0 5.5 10.8 1.5 1.8
Last 30 Days 14 25.1 12.4 7.7 1.6 0.6 0.1 0.0 49.0 76.0 1.7 1.4 6.4 0.0 0.0 5.5 11.2 1.4 1.8
Last 5 Games 5 25.6 11.8 8.2 2.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 50.9 71.4 1.6 1.0 7.2 0.0 0.0 5.4 10.6 1.0 1.4
Last 10 Games 10 24.8 13.1 7.5 1.9 0.5 0.1 0.0 52.3 83.3 1.7 1.3 6.2 0.0 0.0 5.8 11.1 1.5 1.8
Last 20 Games 20 25.6 12.1 7.6 1.7 0.6 0.2 0.0 46.8 75.8 1.6 1.4 6.2 0.0 0.0 5.4 11.6 1.3 1.7

 

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True Shooting Percentage

48.9%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Carlos Boozer had a true shooting percentage of 48.9%.

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Carlos Boozer NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 51 36.0 18.5 9.3 2.9 0.8 0.5 0.0 52.1 69.8 2.8 2.9 6.4 0.0 0.0 7.3 14.1 3.8 5.4
2005-06 23 33 36.0 18.9 10.0 3.1 1.1 0.3 0.0 54.9 72.3 2.4 2.6 7.4 0.0 0.0 7.7 14.0 3.5 4.8
2006-07 24 74 36.0 21.8 12.2 3.1 1.0 0.3 0.0 56.1 68.5 2.7 3.3 8.9 0.0 0.0 9.1 16.2 3.6 5.2
2007-08 25 81 36.0 21.8 10.7 3.0 1.3 0.5 0.0 54.7 73.8 2.7 2.5 8.2 0.0 0.0 9.0 16.5 3.7 5.0
2008-09 26 37 36.0 18.0 11.6 2.4 1.2 0.2 0.0 49.0 69.8 2.4 3.3 8.2 0.0 0.0 7.5 15.4 2.9 4.2
2009-10 27 78 36.0 20.5 11.8 3.3 1.1 0.5 0.0 56.2 74.2 2.9 2.4 9.3 0.0 0.0 8.3 14.8 3.8 5.2
2010-11 28 CHI 59 36.0 19.8 10.8 2.8 0.9 0.3 0.0 51.0 70.1 2.9 2.5 8.3 0.0 0.0 8.2 16.2 3.3 4.7
2011-12 29 CHI 66 36.0 18.3 10.4 2.3 1.2 0.4 0.0 53.2 69.3 2.1 2.1 8.3 0.0 0.0 8.3 15.6 1.8 2.5
2012-13 30 CHI 79 36.0 18.1 10.9 2.5 0.9 0.4 0.0 47.7 73.1 2.5 2.5 8.4 0.0 0.0 7.7 16.1 2.7 3.7
2013-14 31 CHI 76 36.0 17.5 10.6 2.0 0.9 0.4 0.0 45.6 76.7 2.6 2.3 8.3 0.0 0.0 7.5 16.5 2.5 3.2
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Carlos Boozer NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 51 1772 909 457 144 41 24 0 52.1 69.8 137 141 316 1 0.0 361 693 187 268
2005-06 23 33 1025 537 285 88 30 8 0 54.9 72.3 69 73 212 0 0.0 219 399 99 137
2006-07 24 74 2557 1549 867 221 70 21 0 56.1 68.5 194 235 632 0 0.0 647 1153 255 372
2007-08 25 81 2827 1708 844 233 100 41 0 54.7 73.8 210 197 647 1 0.0 709 1297 290 393
2008-09 26 37 1197 599 385 79 39 7 0 49.0 69.8 79 111 274 0 0.0 251 512 97 139
2009-10 27 78 2673 1519 874 247 84 36 0 56.2 74.2 212 181 693 0 0.0 617 1098 285 384
2010-11 28 CHI 59 1882 1033 565 145 45 18 0 51.0 70.1 149 130 435 0 0.0 431 845 171 244
2011-12 29 CHI 66 1948 991 564 125 63 24 0 53.2 69.3 115 114 450 1 0.0 448 842 95 137
2012-13 30 CHI 79 2546 1281 771 179 66 28 0 47.7 73.1 176 175 596 2 0.0 544 1140 193 264
2013-14 31 CHI 76 2141 1042 632 118 53 22 0 45.6 76.7 154 137 495 2 0.0 447 980 148 193
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Carlos Boozer NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 22 51 34.7 56.0 52.1 13.2 12.5 1.1 20.1
2005-06 23 33 31.1 58.5 54.9 14.3 11.2 1.3 20.0
2006-07 24 74 34.6 58.8 56.1 12.8 11.2 1.1 25.8
2007-08 25 81 34.9 58.1 54.7 12.2 11.0 1.1 25.0
2008-09 26 37 32.4 52.3 49.0 10.8 10.8 1.0 19.6
2009-10 27 78 34.3 59.9 56.2 14.3 12.3 1.2 25.2
2010-11 28 CHI 59 31.9 54.2 51.0 11.6 12.0 1.0 19.8
2011-12 29 CHI 66 29.5 54.9 53.2 10.9 10.1 1.1 18.4
2012-13 30 CHI 79 32.2 51.0 47.7 11.1 10.9 1.0 18.8
2013-14 31 CHI 76 28.2 48.9 45.6 8.8 11.5 0.8 14.9
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Carlos Boozer 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 16 at CHA 24 14 11 0 0 0 0 7 12 0 0 0 0 0 11 2
Apr 14 ORL 32 13 12 5 1 0 1 6 11 1 2 0 0 1 11 5
Apr 13 at NYK 24 8 7 5 0 0 1 4 9 0 0 0 0 2 5 4
Apr 11 DET 24 18 7 0 0 0 2 7 8 4 5 0 0 1 6 2
Apr 9 at MIN 24 6 4 0 1 0 4 3 13 0 0 0 0 1 3 5
Apr 5 at WAS 24 16 4 1 2 0 2 6 12 4 4 0 0 1 3 2
Apr 4 MIL 24 14 11 5 1 1 1 6 16 2 2 0 0 3 8 2
Apr 2 at ATL 24 12 6 2 0 0 4 5 8 2 3 0 0 1 5 1
Mar 31 BOS 24 16 7 1 0 0 1 7 12 2 2 0 0 3 4 3
Mar 30 at BOS 24 14 6 0 0 0 1 7 10 0 0 0 0 0 6 4
Mar 28 POR 24 16 12 2 2 0 1 8 15 0 0 0 0 2 10 2
Mar 24 IND 24 9 10 0 2 0 2 3 10 3 3 0 0 2 8 4
Mar 22 PHI 24 7 6 0 0 0 2 3 7 1 2 0 0 0 6 5
Mar 21 at IND 31 10 5 1 0 1 2 5 14 0 2 0 0 2 3 4
Mar 19 at PHI 24 12 11 2 0 1 0 5 9 2 2 0 0 1 10 2
Mar 17 OKC 24 12 11 0 0 0 0 5 13 2 2 0 0 2 9 2
Mar 15 SAC 24 9 5 4 1 0 1 4 10 1 2 0 0 1 4 1
Mar 13 HOU 33 18 7 3 0 0 0 9 19 0 0 0 0 2 5 2
Mar 11 SAS 28 8 5 0 1 0 5 4 9 0 0 0 0 1 4 4
Mar 9 MIA 28 9 4 2 1 0 1 4 14 1 2 0 0 1 3 2
Mar 7 MEM 24 8 8 1 0 0 0 4 12 0 0 0 0 2 6 3
Mar 5 at DET 24 10 5 1 0 0 1 5 10 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
Mar 3 at BKN 30 10 13 0 0 0 5 4 10 2 4 0 0 4 9 3
Mar 2 NYK 24 14 7 2 1 0 0 6 13 2 2 0 1 3 4 3
Feb 28 at DAL 24 9 6 1 0 0 2 4 9 1 2 0 0 1 5 3
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Feb 26 GSW 25 15 13 0 1 0 2 6 11 3 4 0 0 4 9 3
Feb 25 at ATL 28 17 11 1 1 2 4 8 14 1 2 0 0 1 10 2
Feb 23 at MIA 24 8 7 4 1 0 0 3 8 2 2 0 0 1 6 1
Feb 21 DEN 24 10 5 1 2 0 0 4 14 2 2 0 1 0 5 3
Feb 19 at TOR 29 20 8 1 0 1 1 7 13 6 7 0 0 2 6 2
Feb 13 BKN 28 15 10 0 0 0 2 7 13 1 1 0 0 2 8 4
Feb 11 ATL                                
Feb 9 at LAL                                
Feb 6 at GSW                                
Feb 4 at PHO 32 19 12 1 1 1 1 9 21 1 2 0 0 4 8 2
Feb 3 at SAC 35 8 9 1 1 0 1 4 15 0 2 0 0 1 8 5
Feb 1 at NOP 22 4 4 2 0 0 4 2 8 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
Jan 29 at SAS 26 16 12 1 2 0 2 6 12 4 4 0 0 3 9 1
Jan 27 MIN 37 20 14 5 3 0 2 9 24 2 2 0 0 2 12 4
Jan 25 at CHA 25 10 4 2 0 1 3 4 8 2 2 0 0 0 4 3
Jan 24 LAC 29 22 9 1 1 0 3 10 17 2 2 0 0 3 6 3
Jan 22 at CLE                                
Jan 20 LAL 28 11 6 4 0 0 0 4 16 3 4 0 0 2 4 2
Jan 18 PHI 28 15 13 2 1 0 3 5 8 5 8 0 0 4 9 1
Jan 17 at WAS 30 12 6 1 0 0 3 5 9 2 2 0 0 1 5 2
Jan 15 at ORL 28 23 1 2 1 0 2 11 17 1 1 0 0 0 1 3
Jan 13 WAS 32 19 7 2 0 0 2 9 15 1 2 0 0 0 7 3
Jan 11 CHA 28 12 10 1 3 0 2 6 17 0 0 0 0 2 8 2
Jan 10 at MIL 31 19 13 1 1 0 3 6 12 7 12 0 0 3 10 4
Jan 7 PHO                                
Jan 4 ATL                                
Jan 2 BOS 30 16 7 0 1 0 1 8 16 0 0 0 0 0 7 3
Dec 31 TOR 24 4 5 0 0 0 3 1 8 2 2 0 0 0 5 2
Dec 30 at MEM 31 21 10 0 1 0 4 9 16 3 4 0 0 3 7 2
Dec 28 DAL 29 13 4 1 1 0 0 6 15 1 2 0 0 0 4 3
Dec 25 at BKN 25 14 6 0 1 0 3 6 11 2 2 0 0 0 6 4
Dec 21 CLE 31 19 9 4 0 1 3 8 14 3 5 0 0 1 8 2
Dec 19 at OKC 27 10 9 2 1 0 0 2 7 6 8 0 0 2 7 2
Dec 18 at HOU 29 17 6 2 2 0 5 7 15 3 4 0 0 3 3 3
Dec 16 ORL 32 6 13 3 0 0 1 3 10 0 0 0 0 1 12 3
Dec 14 TOR 27 8 7 1 1 1 2 4 18 0 0 0 0 2 5 3
Dec 13 at MIL 37 14 12 2 0 2 1 5 16 4 4 0 0 2 10 4
Dec 11 at NYK 32 12 12 0 2 0 4 6 10 0 0 0 0 3 9 2
Dec 10 MIL 37 21 12 0 4 1 6 9 23 3 4 0 0 4 8 5
Dec 7 DET 33 13 7 0 0 0 1 4 16 5 5 0 0 3 4 2
Dec 5 MIA 33 27 9 1 0 0 4 10 17 7 9 0 0 4 5 3
Dec 2 NOP 26 4 6 3 0 1 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
Nov 30 at CLE 30 12 7 1 1 1 1 5 13 2 2 0 0 2 5 4
Nov 27 at DET 27 6 7 3 0 0 2 3 11 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
Nov 25 at UTA 41 26 16 1 2 1 6 12 23 2 2 0 0 5 11 4
Nov 24 at LAC 25 14 6 1 0 0 1 6 13 2 4 0 0 2 4 1
Nov 22 at POR 25 16 7 0 0 0 4 6 10 4 4 0 0 2 5 2
Nov 21 at DEN 30 15 10 0 2 1 3 7 18 1 4 0 0 4 6 2
Nov 18 CHA 34 12 17 1 0 0 4 5 17 2 2 0 0 3 14 4
Nov 16 IND 26 13 6 1 0 1 3 6 11 1 2 0 0 2 4 4
Nov 15 at TOR 29 14 8 6 0 0 3 7 16 0 0 0 0 2 6 4
Nov 11 CLE 34 17 7 4 1 2 2 7 11 3 3 0 0 2 5 5
Nov 8 UTA 24 18 10 2 0 1 2 7 11 4 6 0 0 2 8 3
Nov 6 at IND 31 6 9 1 0 0 1 3 10 0 0 0 0 1 8 2
Nov 2 at PHI 32 22 10 2 0 0 0 9 16 4 4 0 0 3 7 3
Oct 31 NYK 33 14 7 3 0 0 3 5 7 4 4 0 0 1 6 2
Oct 29 at MIA 32 31 7 2 1 1 2 13 18 5 5 0 0 3 4 4

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Carlos Boozer: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Boozer scored 16 points (8-15 FG) to go with 12 rebounds, two steals, and two assists in 24 minutes against the Blazers on Friday night.

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Boozer had 17 points (8-14 FG, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 28 minutes Tuesday in a victory over the Hawks.

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Boozer had 20 points on 7-for-13 shooting and eight rebounds in the Bulls' 94-92 win over the Raptors on Wednesday.

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Boozer recorded 15 points (7-13 FG, 1-1 FT) and 10 rebounds in 28 minutes Thursday night.

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Boozer will start Thursday against the Nets, Chicago Tribune reports.

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Boozer (calf) took part in Thursday's morning shootaround, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Boozer (calf) is confident he'll play Thursday against the Nets, ESPN Chicago reports.

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Boozer (calf) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Hawks, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Boozer was a limited participant in Tuesday morning's shootaround and is considered a game-time decision to play versus the Hawks, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Boozer (calf) won't play Sunday at the Lakers, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Boozer (calf) will be limited in practice Saturday and is considered day-to-day, according to coach Tom Thibodeau, ESPN Chicago reports.

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Boozer was expected to play in Thursday's game against the Warriors, but tweaked his left calf muscle while warming up in the locker room before the game, ESPN reports.

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2013-14

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2012-13

The Bulls bought into Boozer on the wrong side of his career arc. Once a double-double machine in Utah and thought to be part of Chicago’s “big three,” Boozer has experienced drop offs in each of his first two seasons with the Bulls. He averaged 15 points and 8.5 rebounds per game last season, which aren’t bad numbers, but not worth an average annual salary of $15 million. On the bright side, Boozer played and started all 66 games in the lockout-shortened season. Not many players can make that claim in a season when a day-to-day injury meant missing four games. While the trend on Boozer is heading downward, circumstances point to a bigger scoring role in 2012-13. Former MVP point guard Derrick Rose will miss approximately half the season. As we’ve seen the past few seasons, the Bulls have become Rose’s team, so Rose’s absence from the lineup opens up opportunities for others. Without him, we expect more offense to run through Boozer in the low post, where he still maintains an arsenal of moves. And he can be effective out to mid range. We’ll also need to see how Luol Deng copes with a torn ligament in his wrist. Deng is electing to not have surgery, but that doesn’t mean the wrist won’t become an issue at some point. If another core piece of the Bulls’ offense is forced to miss time, Boozer could have strong stretches where the Bulls are forced to put a lot of the offensive load on his shoulders this season.

2011-12

On the surface, Boozer’s first season with the Bulls looked fairly similar to his six-year stint with the Jazz, but there were signs of regression as the year wore on, especially in the playoffs. He finished the season with averages of 17.5 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.8 assists and 0.3 blocks while shooting 51.0 percent from the floor and 70.1 percent from the line – all in line with his career numbers. His production took a dip in the postseason, though, as Boozer averaged just 12.6 points per game. The 30-year-old veteran often looked athletically inferior to his competition, as his game is now purely below the rim. And while his move from Utah to Chicago meant Boozer would still be paired with one the league’s best point guards, it became apparent throughout the season his rapport with Derrick Rose wasn’t as smooth as the chemistry he shared with Deron Williams. Injuries were also a concern for Boozer again, after he missed 22 games with toe and ankle ailments, but neither appears to be a long-term issue. Despite some of the obvious flaws in his game, Boozer remains a solid source of scoring and rebuilding when healthy – just realize we’ve already seen the best he has to offer, and that was in Utah.

2010-11

For years, the lack of a consistent scorer on the front line has been a glaring weakness for the Bulls. This summer, they addressed that hole in a big way, acquiring Boozer via a sign-and-trade deal with the Jazz and giving the team – on paper at least – one of the most formidable cores in the East. Boozer is a lock to post a double-double nearly every night, and is one of very few players with the potential to average 20-and-10 – he came up just shy last season, averaging 19.5 points and 11.2 boards in 78 games for Utah. Of course, games played is a significant category for Boozer – a notoriously slow healer, Boozer played in just 37 games in 2008-09, 33 in 2005-06, and 51 in 2004-05. Like most top bigs, Boozer shoots a very high percentage from the floor – 56.2 percent from the field last season and just under 50 percent on his career. Unlike the truly elite, he doesn't give you much beyond the points, boards and shooting and is a very poor shot blocker. The big question this season is if he'll establish the same sort of rapport with Derrick Rose that he shared with Deron Williams as one of the league's top pick-and-roll combinations; the additions of ex-Jazz teammates Kyle Korver and Ronnie Brewer to Chicago's roster this summer could help speed his transition.

2009-10

After shedding the injury-prone label for a two-year stretch, Boozer was back on the sidelines for the majority of last season, as knee surgery cost him 44 straight games last year. (In fact, Boozer has missed at least 30 games in three of the past five seasons). When he finally returned to the court, he wasn’t entirely 100 percent, but Boozer picked it up down the stretch, including a monstrous, 23-point/22-rebound performance in the playoffs against the Lakers. During the offseason, Boozer decided not to opt out of his contract, so the Jazz are on the hook for $12.7 million this year. The team can’t be happy, since Paul Millsap proved he’s basically the same player as Boozer, but more durable, cheaper and younger. Still, Boozer’s expiring contract is a fine trade chip, and Utah will continue to explore deals. Because he’s likely to get moved at some point – perhaps around the trade deadline – Boozer’s value hinges in part on his future landing spot. Should he stay healthy, he’ll remain a nightly double-double threat so long as he sees north of 30 minutes per game.

2008-09

Fantasy general managers, take note: you don’t rule out players just because of their medical records. Carlos Boozer is living proof. Just two years ago, Boozer was one of the most notorious “lepers” in the Association, having missed 80 games from 2004 to 2006 due to the world’s slowest-healing hamstring. In 2007-08, he started 81 games – suddenly, he’s Cal Ripken. And he made the most of his good health, posting a career-high 21.1 points per game, along with a shooting percentage of 54.7 from the field. He’s also doing a great job of shaking another label – that of a fantasy player who scores and boards but doesn’t contribute elsewhere. Last year he posted a career-best 1.2 steals per game and an assist average of close to three – very nice numbers for a big man. (Though he still doesn’t block shots.) Look for Boozer to continue running the old pick-and-roll with Deron Williams – in the grand Utah tradition of Stockton to Malone – and rack up another 20-and-10 season.

2007-08

Boozer finally showed what he could do if healthy for an entire season. Missing only eight games (after missing 80 over the previous two), Boozer parlayed this health into a dominant 20.9-point, 11.7-rebound season, shooting 56.1 percent from the field and establishing himself as one of the best big men in the NBA. He still doesn’t contribute much on defense, but he got his assists up to 3.0 per game – a very respectable number for a power forward. If he can remain healthy this season, which is a big IF, he should remain one of the more effective fantasy big men in the league.

2006-07

Carlos Boozer, Utah Jazz – After missing significant time with a hamstring injury, Boozer finished the second half of last season strong, scoring 21.8 points and hauling in 9.8 rebounds per game in April. Boozer was the starting center during that stretch – the best the Jazz put together all year – so look for him to play more center this season. Boozer has an excellent post game with a nice touch around the rim and handles passes well. Head coach Jerry Sloan prefers the half-court game and working the ball in to his bigs. And it’s not like teams can leave Mehmet Okur to concentrate on Boozer. The two make for one of the more potent frontcourts in basketball.

2005-06

Boozer has managed to upset fans in two cities, leaving Cleveland under dubious circumstances, and drawing accusations of dogging it in Utah when what was initially thought to be a minor foot injury kept him out for the last 31 games of the season. With Andrei Kirilenko out early in the year, Boozer was the unquestioned leader of the Jazz, averaging 20.2 points and 9.7 rebounds per game over the first two months of the season. But as the season wore on, Boozer found himself in frequent foul trouble, limiting both his playing time and his production. Based on what he did in Cleveland two seasons ago, and the first two months of last season, there’s plenty of upside here if Boozer can stay healthy and keep his head in the game on the defensive end.

2004-05

First, let's set aside the question of Boozer's arrival as a member of the Utah Jazz. Most fantasy leagues don't award points for "integrity in contract negotiations" anyway. Instead, let's concentrate on the matter at hand - Carlos Boozer is an absolutely perfect fit for this team. He plays the game right. He's very smart. He will sacrifice his body and play hard every minute. He will cover the glass. Utah will have a lot of options on offense, which could hurt Boozer's scoring... but he should make up for it in boards.

2003-04

Boozer emerged as a valuable fantasy power forward after Tyrone Hill experienced back problems. He enters the 2003-04 season as the club’s starting power forward and should increase his minutes, meaning a potential for more points and rebounds. Expect 10 points and 8-9 rebounds per game. He’s got a nice touch around the basket, shooting 53.6 percent (3rd in NBA) from the field.