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Wizards reportedly interested in Carlos Boozer

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Add one more name to the rumor pile for the Washington Wizards-former Cavs/Jazz/Bulls/Lakers Power Forward Carlos Boozer:

The two-time All Star spent the last season as a Los Angeles Laker, averaging 11.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game on 49.9 percent shooting. The Lakers picked up the former Duke Blue Devil after he was amnestied by the Chicago Bulls in July 2014.

Despite Boozer's declining reputation as a player, he's still a decent rebounder and adept at hitting a 15 foot jumper. Also, few players in the league could bring Boozer's track record of messing with the Cleveland Cavaliers

He doesn't make much sense for the Wizards though. Many of his skills are replicated and surpassed by Nene, Gortat, and Kris Humphries, and he lacks the ability to space the floor from beyond the arc that Drew Gooden and Al Harrington brought in past seasons. Frankly, it would make more sense to just bring Drew Gooden back.

If it sounds like I am not a fan of a Boozer acquisition, I am definitely not. I don't think it is likely to happen. The Wizards are probably exploring a lot of options, and acquiring Boozer doesn't really mesh with the idea of getting a stretch four next year.