Carlos Boozer Announces NBA Retirement After 13-Year Career

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistDecember 18, 2017

Los Angeles Lakers' Carlos Boozer pressures Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Jazz 80-73. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Former NBA star Carlos Boozer announced his retirement from the Association on ESPN on Monday (h/t Dan Feldman of NBC Sports).

Boozer, 36, last played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2014-15 season. For his career, he averaged 16.2 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.

Boozer was also a two-time All-Star and 2007-08 All-NBA third-team selection. He had stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2002-04), Utah Jazz (2004-10), Chicago Bulls (2010-14) and the Lakers (2014-15), putting together a solid career after being a second-round pick (No. 35 overall) out of Duke in the 2002 NBA draft.

He was at his best in Utah, where he averaged 19.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. He averaged 20 or more points in two seasons with the Jazz and 10 or more rebounds in four straight seasons in Utah.

He spent last season with the Guangdong Southern Tigers in China but didn't catch on with an NBA team this season.  

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