LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Lakers have won the amnesty auction for Carlos Boozer, who was waived by the Bulls using the amnesty provision. That means the Lakers outbid other teams for Boozer’s services. So… this is a little weird. Boozer is a veteran, and the Lakers did want to put together a decent team next season, but haven’t put the money out to really improve the team. They’ll be fine, probably not good, but slightly competitive. But the addition of Boozer puts a roadblock in front of first-round pick Julius Randle. And that doesn’t make any sense.Boozer effectively is a swap with Pau Gasol, who was signed by the Bulls. That’s a signficant downgrade, but Boozer may honestly be better defensively at this point.(Are ou kidding me?). It’s a cheap option, though, and it gives Kobe Bryant a big he won’t want to punch in th face three times a game. How Boozer fits with the longterm goals of the franchise, and whether he would be a better fit as a roleplayer on a true contender(?) remains to be seen.
NOTE—Who ever wrote this needs to get off the pipe!!.