Carlos Boozer: ‘I’m Officially Retired’

Carlos Boozer announced his retirement Monday on ESPN (via PBT):

“I’m officially retired.”

Boozer, 36, last played in the NBA during the 2014-15 campaign for the Los Angeles Lakers, and was hooping in China last season.

A second-round draft pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boozer made two All-Star games with the Utah Jazz, and averaged 16.2 points and 9.5 rebounds over 13 seasons.

Per the Chicago Tribune:

Despite averaging 15.5 points and nine rebounds during his four seasons in Chicago and starting for a team that advanced to the Eastern Conference finals, Carlos Boozer never drew universal praise from Bulls fans.


“We won 62 games (in 2010-11), and he played a very valuable role,” executive vice president John Paxson said.


“He was a good teammate, always supportive of the coaching staff, organization and his teammates.”