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Carlos Boozer has been downright impressive through three games.
He's averaging 22.3 points (on a blistering 65.9 percent field-goal percentage) and 8.0 rebounds per outing.
He has been a force in the interior, specifically using his burly body to play big near the rim.
In years past, he has too often settled for his high-arching mid-range jumper. This remains in his repertoire (and rightfully so), but he's also consistently attacking the bucket, generating more high-percentage looks.
Boozer's confidence is apparent, and the Bulls should ride his effective play. They should make a concerted effort to provide the Booze Cruise with more touches.
For instance, in their narrow win over the New York Knicks, Rose chucked up 23 shot attempts, only connecting on seven of them.
Boozer had a mere seven shot attempts, netting five. There's no reason why there should be this discrepancy, especially when Rose is so inaccurate.
Boozer's involvement should be a focal point in the coming days. The Bulls lack scoring options, but Boozer is an offensive producer whose worth the Bulls must maximize.