At some point this season, some team was going to reach out and sign Carlos Boozer to a deal. If in the office pool you had the Milwaukee Bucks just before Christmas, you may be the winner. (Also, if your office had a pool on Carlos Boozer’s landing spot, your workplace has a serious gambling problem.)
Boozer had a positive meeting with Bucks coach Jason Kidd and general manager John Hammond in Los Angeles, sources said. Milwaukee suffered consecutive double-digit losses to the Lakers and Clippers this week.
Boozer can still help the Bucks on offense — he averaged 11.8 points a game while shooting 49.9 percent, and pulled down 6.8 rebounds a night last season for the Lakers. His PER of 16.8 is above the league average. He is still a pick-and-pop threat with the physical strength to play inside. However, he is a mess defensively. He will hurt the Bucks on that end of the floor.
If this is a short-term, non-guaranteed deal, I get it; and even if it’s for longer than that if it’s at the league minimum it’s not terrible.
But if the Bucks are leaning on him for more than 15 minutes a night for very long, that’s a bad sign.