Thursday , Jul , 08 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Boozer and Jazz reportedly agree on offer sheet

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Forward Carlos Boozer, after being made
an unrestricted free agent by the Cleveland Cavaliers, has reportedly accepted
an offer sheet to join the Utah Jazz next season.

According to the Deseret Morning News, the offer could be worth $68 million
for six seasons — numbers the Cavaliers are unlikely to match.

Cleveland abandoned its contractual rights to the two-year Duke product after
last season, deciding not to pick up an option that would have cost less than
$700,000 in hopes that Boozer would re-sign for a six-year mid-level
exception.

Boozer, who was also named to the U.S. Olympic team on Thursday, is now
expected to ink Utah’s offer sheet on July 15 when the NBA’s signing period
begins.

In two seasons with Cleveland, the 22-year-old Boozer averaged 12.6 points and
9.4 rebounds per game. He averaged a double-double last season with 15.5
points and 11.4 rebounds, and ranked third in the league in defensive boards
per game (8.4).

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