Chicago Bulls NBA Trade Speculation: 5 Players to Swap with Carlos Boozer

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Chicago Bulls NBA Trade Speculation: 5 Players to Swap with Carlos Boozer
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Boozer is still searching for a ring.

Carlos Boozer wasn't (a much bigger) Robin that Chicago had hoped might pair with their "Batman"—Derrick Rose—to lead the team to their first Championship since Jordan's 1998 curtain call.

This inability to produce in crunch time has led to speculation of how the Bulls might look to trade the All-Star forward, only a year removed from signing on as a free agent.

Boozer helped the Chicago Bulls reach the Eastern Conference Finals, but struggled mightily against the Miami Heat's forward bruisers Udonis Haslem and Joel Anthony.

The native Alaskan averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds per game during the series. Solid numbers, but not anywhere near what the Bulls' brass expected after dishing out a five-year,  $76 million contract on the powerful forward.

Boozer struggled with his defense, failing to stop a reborn Chris Bosh, and a transcendental LeBron James. The Heat defense snuffed out Boozer, and disrupted his chemistry with teammate Joakim Noah. 

But could the Bulls trade Boozer? Boozer's only one year into his five-year contract.

A reason for a trade could be to unload his hefty contract to sign younger players who could help the Bulls. Namely, another big-time scorer to help take the load off Rose.

Here are five trade targets that the Bulls could swap Boozer for: 

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