Published July 02, 2010
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have met with Utah's Carlos Boozer, one of at least three power forwards on their free agent wish list.
Boozer met with the Bulls on Thursday and more talks could be held, the person told with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they did not have authority to speak publicly about the team's moves.
Chicago has already made a pitch to Miami's Dwyane Wade and are expected to talk with LeBron James on Saturday in the deepest free agency bonanza in NBA history.
The Bulls have nearly $30 million in salary cap room available and are hoping to add as many as two marquee players to go with All-Star point guard Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Luol Deng and Taj Gibson. The Bulls are coming off back-to-back 41-win seasons that also included first-round playoff losses.
Boozer is an eight-year veteran who has been a stalwart for the Jazz, averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds per game over his career. Lee is a first-time All-Star who averaged 20.2 points and 11.7 rebounds last season, while Bosh is a dominant low-post player who's averaged 20 points and nine rebounds over seven years with the Raptors.