The Chicago Bulls signed him at age 29. He is going into this 30s. When his deal with the Chicago Bulls is over, he’ll be around 33 or 34. This means we signed him for veteran leadership and on the downside of his career. Therefore, we should all set realistic expectations.
The Chicago Bulls are a deeply talented team. Clearly, they took out downside insurance against Carlos Boozer’s decline. The downside insurance is called Taj Gibson. Arguably, no team in the NBA gets more production out of the power forward position than the Chicago Bulls.
Consider this: On any given night, the Chicago Bulls can get 25 to 35 points and 15 to 25 rebounds collectively out of Carlos Boozer and Taj Gibson.
Most teams in the NBA would stand in line to trade places with the Chicago Bulls any day when it comes to power forward production. Before any trade, it’s best to consider the true cost of breaking up the best power forward combo in the league.