Fast forward four years, and the Bulls are on the verge of using their amnesty clause on Boozer. If he clears waivers, he’s free to sign with a team of his choosing. And that team could very well be the Miami Heat.
According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, Boozer wants to be in Miami, and if no other teams (with cap space) put in a claim for him, he’ll certainly be a Heat next season.
Have no sense of who would put cap space into Boozer as an amnesty bid… if he clears he’ll be in Miami.
However, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, it’s unlikely for Boozer to get through waivers without a team with cap space putting in a claim. Something that would likely put Boozer out of the outstretched reach of the Heat.
Q: Could the Heat get Carlos Boozer if he is amnestied by the Bulls. — Jayce.
A: You must have remaining cap space to bid during amnesty waivers. Only if a player clears that process without anyone making the minimum necessary bid can the player become a free agent, as was the case with Mike Miller last year, when there supposedly was considerable doubt about his health. Boozer is likely to receive a bid that would put him beyond the Heat’s grasp.
Boozer will be 33-years-old later this year, and is coming off a season in which he averaged nearly 14 points and eight rebounds per game.