After the agreements with both Thabo Sefolosha and Kent Bazemore, the Atlanta Hawks have been fairly quiet. There was the well-documented pursuit of Luol Deng, who recently agreed to head to Miami to join the Heat, but on Tuesday afternoon, an interesting potential target emerged for Atlanta, as Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo reports that the Hawks could be bidding for former Chicago Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer.
Plenty of teams with salary cap space, but two early favorites to make bids on Carlos Boozer: Charlotte and Atlanta.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 15, 2014
Chicago elected to rid themselves of Boozer's contract via the amnesty provision on Tuesday afternoon, and because the Hawks are well below the salary cap, they will be able to join the blind bidding process for his services. The now 32-year-old Boozer certainly isn't the same player who was considered All-Star caliber for much of his career, but in a supporting role for the Bulls, he managed to average 13.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game last season.
There would certainly be some fit concerns with Boozer, who posted a career-low 48.9% true shooting last season and can't defend at any reasonable level anymore, but for the right price, it is easy to envision this fit. Stay tuned for the latest as the bidding process plays out.