Carlos Boozer Shows Consistency for Bulls
Last week, with Derrick Rose out of the lineup and Joakim Noah battling the flu, Boozer stepped up and became the go-to offensive weapon for the Bulls on their Florida trip. He did it again Monday night at the United Center as the Bulls hit a season high for points in a 118-92 thrashing of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In the span of two weeks, Boozer has given Tom Thibodeau a glimpse of the player he thought he was getting two and a half years ago during the 2010 summer of free agency. Boozer has been solid offensively — but what is much more glaring, and important, is that he has been solid on the defensive end of the floor and has played with the type of energy Chicago fans have been dying to see. So what has been the difference for him lately?
“He is playing very well,” Thibodeau said. “We are feeding off him. We have been able to establish in the post, that is very important for us. Carlos is making a lot of good plays and his teammates are searching him out.”