Chicago Bulls: Pros and Cons of Amnestying Carlos Boozer in the 2013 Offseason

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Chicago Bulls: Pros and Cons of Amnestying Carlos Boozer in the 2013 Offseason
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With Derrick Rose out of the Bulls lineup, the spotlight swings to big man Carlos Boozer, who will have a make-or-break season.

Chicago opted not to use the amnesty clause on Boozer this past offseason—a move that would have allowed the Bulls to have wiped Boozer's contract off the books. They'd still have to pay him a big portion of his salary, but they could have cleared cap space in an effort to sign other players.

Instead, the front office signaled their intent to stick with the current roster when they kept Boozer. That doesn't mean they won't be releasing him next season, though.

Let's take a look at the pros and cons of amnestying Carlos Boozer next summer. 

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