Carlos Boozer has been the scapegoat for the team's shortcomings over the last two seasons, but in spite of all the criticism, he had a solid year for the Bulls.
During the regular season, Boozer was second on the team in both points (16.2) and rebounds (9.8).
Although he still settled for the mid-range jump shot at times, he drove the ball to the basket with greater frequency in comparison to his first two seasons in the Windy City.
If you thought the regular season was a fluke, then you would be wrong. During the postseason, Boozer averaged over 17 points and 10 rebounds in the seven-game series against the Brooklyn Nets.
And although his numbers did dip a bit in the second round (15 PPG, 8.2 RPG), he was the team's leading scorer during the playoffs and closed out the season with a 26-point, 14-rebound performance in Game 5 against the Miami Heat.
That said, we should put the amnesty talk to rest for now because Boozer is Chicago's best low-post threat. Both his scoring and rebounding will be valuable when Derrick Rose returns to the lineup.