The New York Knicks are among the many teams showing interest in thirteen-year pro, Carlos Boozer, according to Sheridan Hoops.
After being amnestied by the Bulls last summer, the 33-year-old was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Lakers. Boozer played in a total of seventy one games last season and started in a career-low twenty six games
Boozer posted posted 11.8 points per game which was his lowest since his rookie year and 6.8 rebounds per game which was a career-low. Boozer also posted career-lows in steals, blocks and free throw percentage.
Despite having arguably his most disappointing season last year, Boozer is still a serviceable player. Per 36 minutes he averaged a double-double; 17.8 points and 10.3 rebounds.
Boozer’s strengths are still his mid range jumper and mid-post game. He converted 48% of his shots from 10-16 feet with the Lakers and Boozer was also no slouch around the basket, finishing 68% of his opportunities. He is also still an effective rebounder as well. Boozer uses his big frame to keep his opponent off the glass on both ends of the floor.
Sadly, Boozer is still a woeful defender and a big liability on that end.
The Knicks are still searching for veterans and Boozer is a possible solution. He would not play big minutes but rather be a third-stringer. The 33-year-old is attracting interest from the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers.