NBA Notes: Lakers land amnestied Carlos Boozer

NBA Notes: Lakers land amnestied Carlos Boozer
July 18, 2014, 1:30 pm
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In 76 games for the Bulls last season, Carlos Boozer averaged 13.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. (AP)

The Los Angeles Lakers were awarded Carlos Boozer for $3.25 million from the Chicago Bulls on amnesty waivers Friday, winning the blind bid between eight other teams under the cap to pick up the remaining portion of his $16.8 million contract.

The remaining $13.6 million of Boozer's 2014-15 salary will be paid by the Bulls. While Chicago still has to pay Boozer for the last year of his contract, the amnesty clause removes the $13.6 million from the team's books for salary cap and luxury tax purposes.

Boozer played 76 games for the Bulls last season, averaging 13.7 points and 8.3 rebounds.


Cavaliers: LeBron undecided on No. 6 or 23
CLEVELAND -- LeBron James has to make another big decision.

He turned to social media Friday to help him choose which number he'll wear next season. James wrote "6 or 23...." on his Twitter account and posted photos on Instagram of him wearing No. 6 and No. 23 wine and gold Cavs jerseys.

James wore No. 6 during his four seasons with Miami and also on the U.S. Olympic team. He used No. 23 in high school and during seven seasons in Cleveland.

James has had the top-selling jersey in the NBA six times during his career.

- The Associated Press

Pelicans: New Orleans adds Fredette, Miller
METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to contract terms with guard Jimmer Fredette and forward Darius Miller, people familiar with the moves said Friday.

Two people confirmed Fredette's deal and one person confirmed Miller's to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the transactions have not been announced. One person said Fredette's contract would be for one season but did not discuss financial terms. Details on Miller's new deal were not discussed.

The acquisitions provide the Pelicans perimeter shooters they needed after Anthony Morrow's departure in free agency for Oklahoma City (see full story).

- The Associated Press

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