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Carlos Boozer - PF/C, 6'9, 266
Signed in China - Signed with Guangdong Tigers
       Date of birth: 11/20/1981
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 35th pick, 2002
     Out of: Duke
  NBA Experience: 13 years
  Hand: Right

2002 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 34th overall by Cleveland.
7th August, 2002 NBA Signed a three year minimum salary contract with Cleveland. Included team option for 2004/05.
30th June, 2004 NBA Cleveland declined 2004/05 team option.
14th July, 2004 NBA Signed a six year, $68 million offer sheet with Utah. Included player option for 2009/10.
29th July, 2004 NBA Cleveland decined to match Utah's offer.
30th June, 2009 NBA Exercised 2009/10 player option.
8th July, 2010 NBA Signed and traded by Utah with a five year, $75 million contract, along with a 2011 second round draft pick, to Chicago in exchange for the draft rights to Mario Austin.
15th July, 2014 NBA Waived by Chicago via amnesty clause.
17th July, 2014 NBA Claimed off amnesty waivers by L.A. Lakers for $3.251 million of the outstanding $16.8 million.
30th July, 2016 China Signed a one year contract with Guangdong Tigers.
When: Where:
1999 - 2002 Duke (NCAA)
June 2002 - July 2004 Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
July 2004 - July 2010 Utah Jazz (NBA)
July 2010 - July 2014 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
July 2014 - June 2015 L.A. Lakers (NBA)
July 2016 - present Guangdong Tigers (China)
From blog:

   A Guide To NBA Player's Music

The most recent addition to this list is also its first. Fresh from an underwhelming three month turf-toe laden stretch of play featuring lashings of the first half of his surname, Carlos Boozer made the news yesterday on account of his foray into the rap game, pairing up with Twista, Mario Winans and a truly terrible beat on the following song, "Winning Streak."

Why Boozer has chosen to rap about things such as "going hard," "crossing over" and "going baseline," things he doesn't actually do on the basketball court, is not clear. Maybe he should have rapped about things he actually does, such as pushing players in the back as they drive unhindered to the basket, rotating the wrong way defensively, asking the ref for a touch of the ball (not his balls) at every stoppage in play, and contributing much to any individual game's sound effects. Nevertheless, Twista's follow-up verse sees the first ever shout-outs in music history to Tom Thibodeau and Keith Bogans. Previously, Keith's only musical credit was a spoken word appearance in a Christmas song.

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   Chicago's Meticulously Crafted 2011 Offseason Plan That Relies An Awful Lot Upon Guesswork

In one of Keith Smart's better moves, Golden State triple-teamed Rose as soon as he got over halfcourt for an entire second of a regular season game, one which they ended up winning. You would think that in a league scouted as heavily as the NBA, coaches other than Eric Spoelstra would have known about the success of this strategy, and adopted it for themselves. But then, this is a league in which the Bulls spend $75 million on Carlos Boozer, and then discover that he missed upwards of 45 defensive rotations a game. Perhaps these things are known, yet are overlooked anyway.

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   The evolution and devolution of Carlos Boozer’s hair

As a paranoid man, I am well read in the ways of male pattern baldness. I’m not bald, but I will be, and it is not a comfortable admission. As a result, for some strange reason, I have taken to spotting the development of male pattern baldness in others, as something of a really horrible habit. This habit has been a particular magnetic draw in the case of Bulls forward Carlos Boozer, whose hair has had quite the week.

[Much, much more at link.]

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