Carlos Boozer to Chicago?

Michael MaxwellCorrespondent IJuly 9, 2009

 

There is a rumor floating through the airwaves that Carlos Boozer of the Utah Jazz may be headed to Chicago in a three way deal with Portland and Utah. This would send Tyrus Thomas back to the Utah Jazz, and Kirk Hinrich to the Blazers.

This trade would give the Bulls a post presence that they've been searching for for years. It also rids them of Kirk Hinrich's $10 million per year as a backup contract, and the annoyance and bad track record of Tyrus Thomas.

The Jazz would rid themselves of Boozer who seemed to not to want to be there. They also acquire a forward in Tyrus Thomas who still has the potential to be something great; then again he's had that since the Bulls acquired him in the draft so you don't know what you're getting. He's also had some character issues, but he's a very athletic forward.

The Blazers get Kirk Hinrich, who has shown his ability to be a great point guard, but with Derrick Rose in the picture, there was no room for him on the Bulls. It has also been rumored that Rudy Fernandez may go to the Bulls in this trade and that would be good for the Bulls as they would have someone to replace Ben Gordon as a two guard.

All in all this trade seems to benefit everyone but the Jazz in the short term, but in the long term, the Jazz could turn out to be the winner if Thomas finally reaches his potential.

 

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