Carlos Boozer has been acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers off amnesty waivers.Nine teams had cap space to make a blind bid upon the remaining portion of Boozer’s $16.8 million contract.The Lakers won the bid of $3.25 million to acquire Boozer.
“We’re very pleased to have won the bidding process and to have gained his rights, and look forward to his contributions next season,” Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a news release.
The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be all in on LeBron James, and they’re doing so by making some necessary roster shake-ups. The Cavs shed salary cap space with a reported three-team trade Wednesday morning, and shortly after that news broke, another interesting tidbit surfaced. ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported that the Cavaliers now are making a run at veteran guard Ray Allen. Allen and James are very familiar with each other. The two spent the last two seasons together with the Miami Heat and won a championship in Allen’s first season in South Beach. Signing Allen would give the Cavs one of the best 3-point shooters in NBA history, as well as some veteran leadership on what would be a very young team. Allen turns 39 later this month and will be entering his 19th NBA season.