The Chicago Bulls quickly signed up Carlos Boozer in 2010 to try to entice LeBron James to the team.
That didn't work.
This panic-induced signing resulted in the Bulls overpaying for Boozer. While most experts thought Boozer could go for $10 to $12 million a year, the Bulls broke the bank wide open and signed him to a five-year, $76-million deal.
While Boozer is a good player, he isn't "The Man" on the Bulls and isn't worth superstar money.
The Bulls are already paying Luol Deng and Joakim Noah eight-figure salaries, and they will shortly add Derrick Rose to that list with $15 million or more a year.
All those contracts tie the Bulls' hands in making a much-needed change for a shooting guard.
If the Bulls amnesty Boozer, they will get out of his monstrous contract and not miss a beat because of their deep frontcourt.
The Bulls would also have more money to acquire a scoring shooting guard like Sacramento Kings restricted free agent Marcus Thornton, who could be difference maker the Bulls lacked last postseason.
Bob Bajek is a writing intern at Bleacher Report. He is also a freelance reporter and can be followed at Patch.com and Twitter.