According to sources, the Chicago Bulls told Carlos Boozer that there’s the possibility that he will be waived using the amnesty provision, but the team did not make any final decision, and pay per head sportsbooks would like to see what will ultimately happen with the player.
Price per head services learned that on Tuesday, the Bulls spoke to free agent Carmelo Anthony, and have a planned visit on Thursday with free agent Pau Gasol. In order to clear salary-cap space for either player, the Bulls will have to use Boozer in a sign-and-trade deal or release him.
Boozer is in the last year of a deal that will pay him $16.8 million this season. Pay per head sportsbooks found out that the Bulls have until July 18 to use the amnesty clause on the player, which would have his salary removed from their books.
Pay per head sportsbooks know that in that case, teams that have cap space could bid on Boozer in a waiver process.
The player would be awarded to the highest bidder to pay part of his salary. He would only become a free agent if there were no bids.
And pay per head sportsbooks know that currently, if the Bulls were to waive the player, the team would have about $9.7 million left in cap space.
If Boozer is used in a sign-and-trade, the team could take back over $20 million in salary. Sources said that this is the reason that the Bulls are leaving open their options with the veteran forward who is very famous with fans and pay per head sportsbooks.
According to The Chicago Sun-Times, Boozer was already informed that the team would use the amnesty provision on him, which left pay per head sportsbooks wondering what’s next for the player.
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Pay per head sportsbooks saw that last season, Boozer had an average of 13.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game when he rarely played in fourth quarters.