Report: Boozer's expected departure from Bulls is 'done deal'
JUL 03, 2014 9:05a ET
The two-time All-Star's departure from the team is a "done deal," the Chicago Sun Times reports. The team has notified Boozer's camp of this decision, according to the report.
Chicago has explored sign-and-trade possibilities but has not found any takers for the $16.8 million Boozer is due next season. The team is expected to amnesty the final year of Boozer's deal, which would then not count against the salary cap.
Boozer, who has played the past four seasons in Chicago, averaged 13.7 points and 8.3 rebounds last season -- his lowest averages since joining the Bulls. The emergence of reserve forward Taj Gibson reduced Boozer's playing time last season, making him expendable.