Carlos Boozer went on the radio yesterday and revealed the League’s worst-kept secret: The Utah Jazz forward confirmed that his employer is actively shopping his services around the NBA.
The Salt Lake Tribune has the quotes from Booz:
Q: Do you think you’ll be traded from the Jazz?
CB: Yeah, I do. I had a talk with the Jazz and the Jazz told me they wanted to go in a different direction and I respected their decision and we mutually agreed to work out a trade that was beneficial for them as well [as] beneficial for me and my family. That being said, I’m assuming to be traded here relatively soon or in good time.
Q: Do you believe you’ll be traded to the Bulls?
CB: I’ve definitely heard a lot of rumblings about it. I don’t know if it’ll go down or not. That’s kind of between the Jazz and Chicago. But obviously if I did get traded to Chicago, I’d love to be a part of the Bulls.
The Bulls aren’t the only team in the running for Carlos; New York is also reportedly throwing its name in the hat, if only tentatively.
Looks like it’s time to re-vist the rumored three-way trade between Chicago, Utah and Portland. Kirk Hinrich and Tyrus Thomas should probably start packing up their belongings, just to be safe.