Instant Analysis: Carlos Boozer Agrees To Contract With Chicago Bulls

Matt WagnerCorrespondent IIJuly 7, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 04:  Carlos Boozer #5 of the Utah Jazz looks on in the first half while taking on the Los Angeles Lakers during Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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According to sources, free agent Carlos Boozer has agreed to a five-year, $80 million contract with the Chicago Bulls.

This agreement will provide the Chicago Bulls with one of the best front courts in the NBA, as Boozer will be teaming up with 25-year-old up and comer Joakim Noah. He will also be teammates with Derrick Rose, and the Bulls should now be considered one of the top offenses in the league, assuming they get all their players under contract.

Boozer has a reputation for being one of the more dependable big men in the NBA, as his career averages of 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game demonstrate.

This is definitely a solid acquisition by Chicago, assuming Boozer signs his contract.

Boozer also brings solid defense to the Bulls.

While he's undersized, he gets a few blocks every now and then. If you combine that with Joakim Noah, then you will have one of the more intimidating front courts in the Association.

The only knock I have on this move is the one thing that Boozer cannot prevent: his age.

Since he agreed to a five-year contract, he will be 33-years-old when this contract expires. Boozer is in the prime of his career right now, but I have a feeling he will start to go downhill by 32.

If he is able to adapt and contribute in other ways by that age, it will mitigate my concerns.

This may not be the sexiest acquistion (see: LeBron James), but Boozer could definitely help out the Bulls going forward.