Report: Carlos Boozer in Trade Among Trail Blazers, Bulls, and Jazz

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Report: Carlos Boozer in Trade Among Trail Blazers, Bulls, and Jazz
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Current reports are citing that the Portland Trail Blazers, Chicago Bulls, and Utah Jazz are all involved in a three-team trade that would send Carlos Boozer to Chicago, Kirk Hinrich to the Blazers, and Tyrus Thomas to the Utah Jazz.

ESPN.com has reported that no deals are forthcoming at the moment because the Jazz and Blazers are still pondering possible trade solutions.

The Jazz are currently open to moving Boozer, who didn't opt out of his contract this year, because he is going to be a free agent next year. The Jazz have worked up a team and don't want to start building up from scratch and have the possibility of losing Deron Williams when his contract expires.

The Bulls get a low-post presence that they have been longing before Ben Gordon jolted to Detroit. Even though Boozer will be a free agent in 2010 and can leave Chicago, the Bulls will have around $13 million available from Boozer's contract alone to sign one of the highly touted free agents of 2010.

The Blazers get somebody to compliment Brandon Roy in the backcourt in Kirk Hinrich, who was a good sixth man and three-point shooter this year for the Bulls.

The Jazz do get Thomas, who is nowhere in Boozer's league. Although there were signs of improvement this year, Thomas won't be that big of a deal in Utah.

A further breakdown of the possible trade is to come.

 

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