Bulls Officially Decide to Amnesty Boozer: Report

No. 5 would be cut from team, still receive his $16.8 million salary

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    Carlos Boozer appears to be done with the Bulls.

    It looks like Carlos Boozer's run with the Chicago Bulls is over.

    The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the team has decided to amnesty the power forward, meaning he'll be cut from the team but still receive his $16.8 million salary which won't count against the cap.

    The amnesty provision hasn't officially been invoked, but Boozer's management has already been informed, the newspaper reported.

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    The Knicks were reportedly not interested in a sign-and-trade deal involving Boozer and Anthony.

    The $16.8 million allows the Bulls much more flexibility in pursuing free agents.

    ESPN is reporting that Bulls management will meet with free agent Pau Gasol in Los Angeles Thursday.

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