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2012-13 (Chicago): Led the Bulls with 79 starting nods … posted averages of 16.2 ppg, 9.8 rpg (10th in the NBA), 2.3 apg and 0.84 spg in 32.2 mpg and shot .477 from the field and .731 from the line … led the team in scoring a team-high 25 times, in rebounds 30 times and in assists five times … scored in double figures 66 times, including 23 games with 20 or more points and two games over 30 points (31 at ORL, 01/02; 36 at TOR, 01/16) … grabbed 10 or more rebounds 45 times and at least 20 rebounds twice ... ranked fifth in the NBA and second in the East with 44 double-doubles on the year … was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for (01/14-01/20) after leading the Bulls to a record of 3-1, while averaging 23.0 ppg and14.8 rpg, as he notched a double-double in all four games ... ended the season on a Bulls season-high streak of 22 games scoring in double-digits ... notched his 44th double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds versus WAS (04/17) ... scored 16 points and tied a season-high with 20 rebounds at MIA (04/14) ... scored 13 points and had 15 rebounds (all defensive for a season-high) and tied a career high with 47 minutes versus NY (04/11) ... had 19 points, 11 boards and a season-high eight assists versus TOR (04/09) ... scored 29 points and 18 rebounds to notch a double-double at BKN (04/04) ... posted 25 points and 11 rebounds at DAL (03/30) ... went for 21 points and 17 rebounds versus MIA (03/27) … recorded a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds versus UTH (03/08) … tied a career high with five steals, and had 20 points and eight boards versus BKN (03/02) … had his 29th double-double of the season with 21 points and 12 rebounds against PHI (02/28) …scored 27 points (13-20 FG) versus CLE (02/26) … scored 17 points and had 14 rebounds in a career-high-tying 47 minutes versus MEM (01/19) ... scored 19 points and a season-high 20 rebounds at BOS (01/18) ... scored a Bulls’ season-high 36 points (16-24 FG, 4-4 FT) and had 12 rebounds at TOR (01/16) ... notched a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds versus ATL (01/14) ... went for 31 points and 11 boards at ORL (01/02) ... had 21 points and 12 boards against BOS (12/18) ... posted 24 points with 13 rebounds against LAC (12/11) ... scored 22 points and pulled down 19 rebounds at MIL (11/24) ... had 22 points and 12 rebounds at LAC (11/17) ... recorded his first double-double of the season with 28 points and 14 rebounds at PHO (11/14) … missed three games (01/30-02/02) with a right hamstring injury … 2013 Playoffs: Started all 12 games and averaged team highs with 16.4 ppg and 9.6 rpg, also averaged 1.5 apg, 0.83 spg, 35.9 mpg and .494 from the field … posted six double-doubles … led the team with 26 points and 14 rebounds (nine offensive) in Game 5 at MIA (05/15) … finished with 17 points and seven boards in Chicago’s Game 7 win at BKN (05/04) … recorded 22 points and 16 rebounds in Chicago’s Game 3 win versus BKN (04/25).


Career: Has played in 714 career games (673 starts) in 11 NBA seasons with Cleveland, Utah and Chicago and has averaged 16.9 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 2.4 apg and 0.94 spg, while shooting .529 from the field and .724 from the line in 32.3 mpg … he has appeared in 78 playoff games (all starts), and posted 17.6 ppg, 11.3 rpg and 2.4 apg in 36.2 mpg and shot .485 from the field and .721 from the line … he was the only player in the NBA to average a double-double in both 2006-07 and 2007-08 … he left Utah ranked third on the franchise’s list for double-doubles with 212 … tied for ninth in MVP balloting in 2007 … he was a member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic bronze medal team … he was also selected to the USA Men’s Senior National Team in 2007 … he also was a member of the 2008 USA Senior National Team that won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China … was selected to the Western Conference All-Star team in 2007 (DNP because of injury) and 2008 … was selected All-NBA Third Team in 2008 … 2011-12 (Chicago): Was the only Bull to start every game; it was also the first time in his 10-year career that he appeared in every game … posted averages of 15.0 ppg, 8.5 rpg (21st in the NBA), 1.9 apg and 0.95 spg in 29.5 mpg and shot .532 from the field (ninth in the NBA) and .770 from the line … led the team in scoring 17 times, in rebounds 24 times and in assists two times … scored in double figures 55 times, including 16 games with 20 or more points and one game with 31 points (versus PHO, 01/17) … grabbed 10 or more rebounds 19 times and posted 18 double-doubles on the year … recorded his 18th double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 boards versus DAL (04/21) … posted a double-double with 13 points and 16 boards at NY (04/08) … recorded a double-double with 16 points and 13 boards versus HOU (04/02) … notched a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds versus DET (03/30) … posted 24 points, 10 boards and four assists versus TOR (03/24) … tallied 24 points, 13 rebounds and four steals at ORL (03/19) … recorded 22 points and 14 boards versus POR (03/16) … finished with a game-high 27 points and eight rebounds versus UTH (03/10) … scored 26 points and added seven boards and four steals versus ORL (03/08) … posted his eighth double-double with 13 points and 11 boards at CLE (03/02) … recorded 23 points, a season-high 15 rebounds and five assists against BOS (02/16) … posted 24 points, six rebounds and five assists at NJ (02/06) … scored 16 points and grabbed nine boards at NY (02/02) … recorded 20 points, 13 boards and two blocks versus MIL (01/27) … posted 23 points and nine boards versus CHA (01/21) … had 19 points, 14 boards, four assists, two blocks and two steals at CLE (01/20) … scored a season-high 31 points to go along with his six rebounds versus PHO (01/17) … posted a double-double with 17 points and 13 boards versus TOR (01/14) … tallied 23 points and eight boards versus DET (01/09) … went for 20 points and 13 boards at ORL (01/06) … recorded his second double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds versus MEM (01/01) … posted his first double-double of the season with 16 points and 15 boards at SAC (12/29) … 2012 Playoffs: Started all six games and averaged 13.5 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 3.0 apg, 0.83 spg and shot .422 from the floor and .714 from the line in 33.3 mpg … scored 18 points and grabbed 10 boards at PHI (05/04) … posted 23 points, 11 boards, four assists and two steals at PHI (05/06) … tallied 19 points, 13 rebounds and six assists versus PHI (05/08) ... 2010-11 (Chicago): In his first season with Chicago, he appeared in 59 games (59 starts) and averaged 17.5 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 2.5 apg, 0.76 spg, 31.9 mpg, and shot .510 from the field and .701 from the line … led the Bulls in scoring 14 times, in rebounding a team-high 31 times and in assists six times … scored 10 or more points 55 times, including 22 games with 20 or more points and four games with 30 or more points … grabbed 10-plus rebounds on 30 occasions, en route to a team-high 30 double-doubles … grabbed a season-high 22 rebounds at NY (04/12) … posted a team-high 24 points and grabbed 11 boards at CLE (04/08) … notched his 28th double-double with 14 points and 12 boards versus BOS (04/07) … recorded 24 points, 14 boards and four assists at MIN (03/30) … notched a double-double with 20 points and 10 boards versus CLE (01/22) … notched 27 points and 11 boards versus DET (01/10) … scored 31 points and grabbed 13 boards at PHI (01/07) … recorded 20 points and 15 boards versus NJ (12/31) … scored 24 points and grabbed nine boards versus MIL (12/28) … posted 31 points and 11 boards at DET (12/26) … had 26 points and a season-high 19 boards at NY (12/25) … recorded 30 points, 10 boards and seven assists at WAS (12/21) … scored a season-high 34 points and grabbed 12 boards in 25:56 of play at TOR (12/15) … tallied his third double-double with a team-high 22 points and 18 boards versus IND (12/13) … notched his first double-double of the season with 29 points and 12 rebounds versus OKC (12/06) … finished with 25 points and nine boards versus HOU (12/04) … made his Bulls debut versus ORL (12/01) after missing the first 15 games of the season (broken right hand); also missed eight games with a sprained left ankle (01/17-01/20, 03/11-03/18) … he spent 20 games on Chicago’s Inactive List as a result of his injuries … 2011 Playoffs: Posted 12.6 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 1.8 apg and 31.7 mpg in 16 games … recorded five double-doubles, including three games with 20 or more points and 10-plus boards … 2009-10 (Utah): Appeared in 78 games (all starts), and averaged 19.5 ppg, a team-high 11.2 rpg, a career-best 3.2 apg and 34.2 mpg … posted 55 double-doubles (third in NBA) … ranked fifth in the NBA with 11.2 rpg and second with 8.9 defensive boards a game … finished sixth in the NBA in FG% at .562 (617-1,098 FG) … one of only four players in the league who averaged at least 10.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg and 3.2 apg … recorded 29 games with at least 20 or more points and 10 or more rebound games … led the Jazz in rebounding 57 times and in scoring 35 times … recorded double-figure rebounding games in 26 of 33 games upon returning from a muscle strain that cost him three games (01/29-02/03) … missed the last regular season game versus PHO (04/14) due to a strained right oblique … injured his oblique at GSW (04/13), ending a streak of nine straight double-doubles (the longest such streak of his career) … recorded a season-high four steals at LAC (03/02) … he was selected as the Western Conference Player of the Month for games played in February … grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds at POR (02/21) … scored a season-high 35 points against IND (12/04) … 2010 Playoffs: Played in 10 postseason games, as he helped lead Utah to the Western Conference Semifinals … he posted averages of 19.7 ppg, 13.2 rpg and 3.0 apg in 40.2 mpg, and shot .530 from the field and .543 from the line … posted eight double-doubles, and five games with 20 or more points, including a 31-point game versus DEN (04/25) … notched 22 points and 20 rebounds versus DEN (04/30) in Utah’s series-clinching win … 2008-09 (Utah): Played in 37 games (all starts), averaging 16.2 ppg, 10.4 rpg and 2.1 apg in 32.3 mpg … had 20 double-doubles and 15 games with 20 or more points … led the Jazz in rebounding 22 times and in scoring 12 times … he scored 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in 36 minutes versus DEN (10/29) … recorded a double-double in the first half and finished with 19 points and 16 rebounds at PHI (11/11) … posted 19 points and a season-high 18 rebounds at NY (11/09) … he notched a season-high 26 points and 15 rebounds at CHA (11/14) … totaled 20 points and 11 rebounds versus MIL (11/19) before he suffered a strained left quad tendon … he missed 44 games following arthroscopic left knee surgery (11/21-02/21) … recorded his first double-double after his injury versus HOU (03/04) with 20 points and 17 rebounds … he missed one game with a right ankle sprain (03/08) … had 25 points and 12 rebounds against GS (04/11) … had double-doubles in 12 of the last 17 games of the season … 2009 Playoffs: Averaged 20.6 ppg, 13.2 rpg, 2.2 apg and 1.60 spg in five games against LAL … had 23 points and 22 rebounds in Utah’s lone win, tying the franchise record for rebounds in a playoff game … his 16 first-half rebounds set a Jazz franchise record … marked the fifth 20-20 (points-rebounds) game in Jazz playoff history, and the second of his career … 2007-08 (Utah): Was named an NBA All-Star for the second straight year, where he posted 14 points (7-15 FG) and 10 rebounds in 19 minutes at the mid-season classic in New Orleans … he appeared in 81 games (all starts), and averaged 21.1 ppg, 10.4 rpg and 2.9 apg in 34.5 mpg … he led the team in scoring and rebounds, and was third in assists … he led (or tied) the team in high-scoring honors 41 times … scored in double figures 75 times, including 20-plus points on 46 occasions … he registered 51 double-doubles, sixth most in the NBA … one of only three players to rank in the top 15 in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage (along with Dwight Howard, Amaré Stoudemire) … was one of only four players in the league to average 20-plus points and 10-plus rebounds (along with Dwight Howard, Al Jefferson, Antawn Jamison), and he was the only one to do it each of the last two years … ranked eighth in the NBA in rebounding (10.4 rpg) and 18th in scoring (21.1 ppg) … named NBA Western Conference Player of the Month in November … scored 34 points and tied a season high with 17 rebounds versus the L.A. Clippers (03/28) … scored 41 points (15-19 FG) at NJ (03/15) … posted his first career triple-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, along with 5 steals at SEA (02/13) … 2008 Playoffs: Averaged 16.0 ppg and 12.3 rpg in 12 playoff games … posted 16.0 ppg and 12.8 rpg in the Western Conference Semifinals against LAL … posted 27 points and 20 rebounds in Game 3 win versus LAL (05/09) … averaged 16.0 ppg and 11.7 rpg in six-game first-round series win over HOU … 2006-07 (Utah): Was named to the 2007 NBA All-Star Team (DNP-injured) … he finished tied for ninth in MVP balloting … he appeared in 74 games (all starts), and averaged 20.9 ppg, 11.7 rpg and 3.0 apg in 34.6 mpg (all career highs) … led the Jazz in scoring and in rebounding … he registered 53 double-doubles (Jazz were 36-17), third most in the NBA … he was one of five players in the NBA to average 20-plus points and 10-plus rebounds … he tied for fourth in the NBA in rebounding (11.7 rpg), ranked sixth in field goal percentage (.561) and 16th in scoring (20.9 ppg) … he was one of only three NBA players to rank in the top 20 in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage (along with Elton Brand, Amaré Stoudemire) … his rebounding average (11.7 rpg) was the fifth-highest in Jazz history … he shot .561 (647-1153 FG) from the floor, the sixth-best percentage in franchise history … he led (or tied) the Jazz in scoring 36 times, rebounding 57 times and assists twice … he scored 30-plus points 10 times and grabbed 15-plus rebounds 18 times … on two occasions, he was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week … he missed eight games with a fractured left fibula head (01/29-02/20) … 2007 Playoffs: Helped lead the Jazz to the Western Conference Finals, as he led the team in scoring and rebounding … started all 17 games, and averaged 23.5 ppg and 12.2 rpg in 38.5 mpg, and shot .536 from the field … posted double-doubles in 13 of 17 playoff games … in the Western Conference Finals versus SAN, he averaged 21.4 ppg and 12.0 rpg in the five-game series … averaged 24.2 ppg, 14.0 rpg and 3.0 apg, en route to five double-doubles versus GS in the Western Conference Semifinals … grabbed 20 rebounds (10 off.) in Game 1 versus GS (05/07) … averaged 24.6 ppg, 11.0 rpg and 3.4 apg in seven-game first round series against HOU … scored a playoff career-high 41 points (17-30 FG), along with 12 rebounds and six assists in Game 2 (04/23) … 2005-06 (Utah): He played in the final 33 games after missing the first 49 with a strained left hamstring (11/02-02/06) … he finished the season as the Jazz’s second-leading scorer and rebounder with averages of 16.3 ppg and 8.6 rpg … led the team with a .549 shooting percentage, which would have ranked third in the NBA had he qualified … he scored in double figures in 25 of 33 games, reaching 20-plus points 13 times and scored a season-high 30 points three times … he led or tied for the team lead in scoring 12 times, in rebounds 13 times, and assists seven times … grabbed 10-plus rebounds 13 times and registered 11 double-doubles … posted a season-high seven assists at DEN (03/29) … made his first start of the season at ORL (03/15) and scored a season-high 30 points (13-23 FG) and grabbed 10 rebounds in a career-high tying 47 minutes … scored his 3,000th career point versus DAL (03/11) … pulled down his 2,000th career rebound against ORL (03/06) … grabbed a Jazz season-high 19 rebounds at GS (02/27) … 2004-05 (Utah): Played in Utah’s first 51 games (all starts), but missed the final 31 games due to a strained right foot … led the Jazz in scoring, averaging a career-high 17.8 ppg, while shooting .521 percent from the field (10th in the NBA) … scored in double figures in 41 of his 51 games, including 20 games with 20-plus points and three games with 30-plus points … registered a season-high 36 points at SEA (12/01) in a career-high 47 minutes … posted 30 points (13-19 FG) and grabbed 17 rebounds at DEN (11/06) … grabbed a team-high 9.0 rpg, including a season-high 18 rebounds versus PHO (11/30) … recorded 23 games of double-figure rebounds and had 22 point-rebound double-doubles on the year … dished out a season-high seven assists at SAC (01/13) … 2003-04 (Cleveland): Played in a total of 75 games (all starts), and averaged 15.5 ppg and a career-high 11.4 rpg in 34.6 mpg … missed six games with a sprained ankle and one for personal reasons … notched a team-leading 41 double-doubles … he was named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week (01/19-01/25) … ranked fifth in the league in rebounds per game, sixth in field goal percentage and eighth in double-doubles … had the fifth 30-point-20-rebound game in Cleveland franchise history with 32 points and 20 rebounds versus SEA (01/20) … recorded his second 20-point-20-rebound game of the season at DAL (03/30) with 23 points and 20 rebounds … grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds at LAC (12/03) … ranked fourth in the NBA with 14 games of 15 points and 15 rebounds … was selected to participate in the Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend … he scored in double figures in 63 of his 75 games, including 19 games of 20-plus points … he led or tied for the team lead in scoring 11 times, rebounding 52 times, steals 20 times and blocks on 11 occasions … 2002-03 (Cleveland): Selected to NBA All-Rookie Second Team … played in 81 games (54 starts), and posted 10.0 ppg and 7.5 rpg in 25.3 mpg and shot .536 … as a starter, he averaged 11.8 ppg, with 8.9 rpg in 29.4 mpg … played for the Rookie team in the Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend and tallied 11 points, three rebounds, two assists and three steals in 25 minutes … ranked third in the NBA in field-goal percentage and 25th in rebounding … among rookies, he ranked first in field-goal percentage, third in rebounding, fifth in blocks, eighth in free-throw percentage, eighth in scoring, ninth in minutes played and 15th in assists … scored in double figures in 43 games, including four games with 20-plus points … posted double-figures in rebounds 26 times and posted 15-plus rebounds four times … scored a season-high 27 points (12-15 FG), along with 12 rebounds at MEM (03/19) … grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds versus BOS (03/29).


Career Transactions: Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round (35th pick overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft … signed an offer sheet with the Utah Jazz as a restricted free agent (07/14/04) … signed by the Jazz to a six-year contract (07/30/04) … signed as a free agent by the Chicago Bulls (07/08/10).


College Career: Played in 101 games in three seasons, and averaged 14.9 ppg, 7.2 rpg and 1.1 apg in 25.9 mpg … left Duke as the school’s all-time leader in field-goal percentage at .631 (554-878 FG), which ranked third in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) history … as a junior in 2001-02, he was named Third-Team All-American by the Associated Press and First-Team All-ACC … he was an NABC All-America selection … shot .665 percent (230-346 FG), which was second in the nation, first in the ACC and second all-time in school history for a single season … in 35 games his junior year, averaged 18.2 ppg (fourth in ACC) and 8.7 rpg (third in the ACC), shot .665 (230-346 FG) from the field and .754 percent from the free throw line (ninth in ACC) … posted 14 double-doubles … scored a career-high 33 points (12-13 FG, 9-10 FT) and added 10 rebounds at Virginia (02/28/02) … as a sophomore, he helped Duke to the 2001 NCAA Championship, when he averaged 13.3 ppg and 6.5 rpg in 32 games … Duke championship teammates included current NBA players Shane Battier and Mike Dunleavy … averaged 13.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg and 1.1 apg in 34 games as a freshman in 1999-00.


Personal: His full name is Carlos Austin Boozer, Jr. … is the son of Charles and Renee Boozer … he has an older sister Natasha, and three younger siblings, Charles, Nakeisha and Natenya … he has three sons: Carmani, and twins Cayden and Cameron … on two occasions, he was selected as a Parade Magazine All-American in high school and was a USA Today First-Team All-America selection after his senior season at Juneau, Alaska’s Douglas High School … named Alaska’s Player of the Year three times … Douglas was 95-12 during his four years, including 24-3 as a senior … won state titles as a sophomore and junior … he looked up to fellow Alaskan and ex-Duke and NBA player Trajan Langdon growing up … was a Sociology major at Duke … hosted a free basketball clinic for more than 250 Chicagoland kids from Chicago Public Schools, Boys & Girls Club and YMCA Community Centers at the Bulls/Sox Academy … recorded a PSA for One Heart-Activation Campaign … hosted a holiday party with the USO and the Chicago Housing Authority at the Berto Center … participated in the Jazz’s “Read to Achieve” program … worked with kids, teaching them basketball skills at Jr. Jazz clinics … while in Utah, he purchased 50 tickets to every Jazz home game that were distributed to organized youth charities as part of “Boozer’s Buddies” program … favorite food is barbecue chicken … if he were not in the NBA, he would be a real estate developer … hobbies include doodling, watching movies and playing chess … favorite movies are The Lord of the Rings, Friday, Braveheart and The Matrix.


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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 266 lbs./ 120.7 kg
Born: November 20, 1981
From: Duke University
Draft: 2nd Round (34th pick) 2002 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2002
Years Pro: 12
Previous Teams:
  Chicago Bulls 2011 - 2013
  Utah Jazz 2010 - 2010
  Chicago Bulls 2010 - 2010
  Utah Jazz 2004 - 2009
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Prior to NBA/Country: Duke/USA

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