A taste of Carlos Boozer

While we’re all waiting to see how the Bulls’ shooting guard situation pans out, I figured it might be a good time to watch a few highlights of what Carlos Boozer is capable of. If you haven’t gotten excited about the Boozer signing yet, this should help.

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22 Responses to A taste of Carlos Boozer

  1. Sven July 14, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    As a jazz fan who has watched the last 6 years of Boozer let me assure you that although you are getting a gifted scorer, Boozer is NOT a low post scorer. He was assisted on 75% of his field goals which means most of his points come of pick and rolls and pick and pops. He is not the type of player you can dump the ball to in the low post.

  2. Adam J July 14, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    He may not be the flashiest player, but he can board and score. This made me even more excited for the season, and I was already chomping at the bit.

  3. Albert July 14, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    Sven, did you not get the memo?

    In response to Boozer off the assist, I feel like the way the Bulls roster is shaping up, the intention is to do just that: pick-and-roll and drive-and-kick. All. Day. Long.

    Also, Derrick Rose can go upstairs.

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    Tim Donahue July 14, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    I’ll echo Sven’s comments. I did an analysis on 8pts9secs a few months ago looking at post players, an how Roy Hibbert was used. Some Pacer fans had thrown out Boozer as a “post player,” so I included him as a benchmark.

    As it turned out, Boozer only took about 22% of his shots out of Post Action. Others I benchmarked included Hibbert (50%), Duncan (41%), Howard (62%), Bynum (49%), Shaq (67%), and Al Jefferson (69%).

    The good news is that he gets a lot (47%) of his shots at the rim, undoubtedly out of the beautifully designed Utah offense that generates a lot of cuts and PnR’s. This is not as much as the really big guys (like Howard & Shaq), but it is much better than Al Jeff’s 32%.

    As Sven says, he won’t be a guy you dump the ball down to, but Boozer should work very nicely with Rose and help that somewhat anemic offense you guys had quite a bit.

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    Anthony lewicki July 14, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

    Over/under for d rose assists this year? I’m calling it now, he’s goin for 24ppg 9 assist. Especially if we get redick.

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    Dan the Man July 14, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    Hey, does anyone remember when the bulls got JR Smith in a trade but Scott Skiles didnt like him so we got rid of him like 2 or 3 days later?

    It would sure be nice if we had him now, our SG and 3pt shooting problems would be solved for sure!

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    BoppinBob July 14, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    Sven, did you watch the 09/10 highlites? I think I saw some low post moves in there. Besides, with Rose, the pick&roll and the pick&pop are very likely going to be a part of the offense (duh). My only concern is his defense. But maybe Tibs can help in that area.

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    thirdsaint July 14, 2010 at 5:29 pm #

    I like his energy and dear Lord, if he’s jamming you better watch out or you may get kicked in the face on his finish, haha. And I saw some sweet spin moves in the post. I’m sure Rose has seen all of this and is excited to dish to him. I expect Rose will get 2 more assists a game with Boozer.

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    LOBOS July 14, 2010 at 5:34 pm #

    No matter how you put it Boozer is a threat offensively and a productive rebounder. Boozer has arguably the best hands in the league next to K. Bryant. Boozer finishes with his left hand just as much if not more than his right hand which is rare amongst big men.
    With the addition of a defensive minded coach and shooters such as K. Korver & J.J. Redick to compliment Rose & Boozer with Noah patrolling the paint & let’s not forget about L. Deng & possibly adding R. Brewer & more…

    For the first time since the departure of MJ & CO., the Bulls are making some positive moves.

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    Nels July 14, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    @Dan the Man, I remember that very well. I think about it at least once a week. Usually more.

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    JLR July 14, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

    As far as not scoring in the low post off post moves. Utah is a pick and roll team if you do not remember. 90% of plays are off the P&R. I have seen that he can do both which is great. Either way I think having him run the P&R with Rose will be a fun thing to watch I am thinking a more flashy and exciting in your face attack that will rival the ole Stockton-Malone, Payton-Kemp. They might go down as one of the best P&R tandems ever. Plus having Chuck Deng, K.Korver and JJ to kick out to. GAME OVER. As long as Tom T puts in a good defensive scheme that lets us create turnovers and get fastbreak point, the Bulls will be the team to Beat in the East.

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    JLR July 14, 2010 at 6:09 pm #

    Oh yeah and J.Noah weakside Bi%@#es. I’m think maybe 15.8 boards a game for Noah.

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    Savage July 14, 2010 at 6:50 pm #

    SVEN, we need him to run the pick and roll not to mention hit wide open jump shots both of which Boozer does very very well. He may not be a typical low post player but when he gets the ball close to the basket it usually goes in. You should not that as a Jazz fan.

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    reggie July 14, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    Boozer is a mid range jump shooter/low poast off Pick N rolls/ big body/ shot blocker /muscle on the team/ scorer/ all around great pick up for the bulls now when Howard wants to hard foul I think he will think twice now be nice to have some muscle on the team and hustle all in one. The best part is he will not just help the bulls but he will enable Drose Noah and Deng more time to be open aslo he can demand a double team the league is on Notice they do have our bulls on the radar and know that they are a fomritable team this year even mor so than the last season its on here In Chi Town. Get your popcorn Ready the show is gonna be grrrreat . Peace

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    rocky July 14, 2010 at 11:01 pm #

    All I know is wether or not he is a classic post up scorer…he still averaged close to 20ppg/11rpg while shooting 56% from the field. When was the last time we had that from our big men(elton brand)…he did this in Utah without a defensive center to help him on the defensive end. He’s 265lbs and will not get pushed around by anyone and he’s takes it strong to the basket.

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    Jb July 15, 2010 at 1:12 am #

    Did someone forget to include the defensive highlights in that reel?

    Kidding.

    I echo most comments here, Boozer is probably one of the most skilled big men in the NBA in regards to floor vision, hands, finishing at the rim and a sweet high arcing J (perhaps not the most athletic, but good enough). He benefited from D-Will, but I hope he passes some advice to Rose on how Williams operates the O, and especially the PnR. Praying for health out of him as well.

    If Rose makes “The Leap” and we get healthy bodies and strong performances from the rest of the team this squad is as good as anyone else in the East, including “the talents on South Beach”.

    PS. LeBron is a jag.

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    1c1cle July 15, 2010 at 2:34 am #

    It’s relative. Boozer for 80mil is a hands down better deal than Bosh for 110+mil. And sure, Korver isn’t Wade, but the Bulls will hopefully sign Reddick, Brad Miller and another worthy body for the money that’s left.

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    Jack Dunkulous July 15, 2010 at 12:23 pm #

    Boozer is a better post player and rebounder than Bosh. In addition he came at a cheaper price.

    Also if you run a set with a pick/roll and you score as often as Utah did….why would you be posting up. It is not that he can’t do it, it was a case of the Jazz having a efficient pick/roll game.

    Sven needs to not look at his possessions overall, but look at his success rate on plays when he does post up.

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    Willias1 July 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    @DantheMan. Yep, the Bulls had JR for 1 day and immediately traded him for Howard Eisley, who they then immediately cut. b/c he wasn’t a Skiles guy. Hooray for that.

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    Sam July 15, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    I would like to say three things:

    1) From this video, it appears that he only blocked one shot the whole season.

    2) Where’s the foul on Taj (2:50m mark)?? There’s no contact at all!

    3) I love this acquisition! Go Bulls!

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    meh July 17, 2010 at 1:11 am #

    meh, I’m not convinced he’s that good. A product of the Utah offense I think. And watching the highlights clips, more than half of those were assists from D-Will, one of the best passing PG’s in the game right now only behind maybe Nash and Paul. I don’t think Boozer is going to be nearly as good in this offence, D-Will padded his stats and Rose doesn’t necessarily command as much attention (due to lack of shooters aside from KK and Rose’s unsteady jumper). And he is not a shot-blocker, he’s a 6’8 guy who plays bad D.

    Don’t see them getting anywhere in the playoffs this seaosn, but then again, the East is so weak they can still probably nab the 7th or 8th seed alongside the Pacers or something. First round bait.

    Better than the Cavs though! Won’t make the playoffs for the next ten years…
    Makes you really wish Lebron was here, eh?

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    inkybreath July 18, 2010 at 1:26 am #

    Wow, between BoozCruiz and Rose, we are going to see more deft floaters than ever before. Thanks for the vid, I am even more pumped…

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