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Boozer (shoulder) did not practice Saturday, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
It doesn't sound as if Boozer is in any real danger of missing Sunday's game against the Nuggets, as his bout of shoulder soreness is not believed to be a serious issue. The 33-year-old turned in a pair of double-doubles earlier in the week but recorded just one rebound in 20 minutes Friday against Dallas.
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Boozer scored 12 points (5-15 FG, 2-3 FT), with 13 rebounds and one assist in 30 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Rockets.
Boozer has posted back-to-back double-double's currently, and he seems to be finding his role in this Lakers' offense. If he continues to play at this level then he'll be an interesting fantasy option.
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Boozer posted 20 points (8-13 FG, 4-5 FT), eight rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes during the Lakers'107-102 loss versus the Grizzlies on Tuesday.
It was arguably Boozer's best showing of the season, and had he not fouled out he'd have seen more playing time. Though coach Byron Scott recently called Boozer out for his defense, the Lakers simply lack the depth with Julius Randle (leg) out for the season to keep Boozer from seeing steady minutes, and he'll likely remain a decent option in most leagues so long as he's playing close to 30 minutes per game.
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Boozer, who was known as a defensive liability during his time in Chicago, was called out by coach Byron Scott for his defensive work, InsideSoCal.com reports.
Although Scott said "He (Boozer) know he can play better and I expect him to play better", Scott also added that he won't make any changes to the lineup unless problems persists after 15-20 games, meaning Boozer will remain the starting power forward over Ed Davis, who has been outplaying the veteran so far this season. Boozer should still be held onto in most leagues until he gets comfortable in the Lakers' system.
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Boozer scored 17 points (7-13 FG, 3-3 FT) with seven rebounds, two assists, and one steal in just 27 minutes Tuesday as the starting power forward.
With Julius Randle (tibia) now sidelined for several months, Boozer's name will be inked into the starting lineup. Ed Davis and Ryan Kelly (hamstring) will be his backups, but Boozer should see a heavy dose of minutes and is a must-own player in all but the shallowest of leagues.
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Boozer was instrumental in the Lakers' comeback, scoring 19 points (6-12 FG, 7-7 FT) while grabbing nine rebounds, adding one assist, one steal and a whopping six steals Sunday in the victory over the Utah Jazz.
Boozer is being undervalued in a lot of drafts and can be a very valuable source of points and rebounds late in drafts. This preseason, Boozer has also yet to miss a free throw, converting on all 16 attempts so far. The six steals are likely an anomaly and won't be something the veteran big man can be relied upon for, but his value is still steady in the latter rounds of drafts.
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Boozer led the Lakers' starters with 10 points (4-10 FG, 2-2 FT) and also pulled down four rebounds in just 17 minutes in the Lakers' demolition at the hands of the Warriors on Sunday.
Boozer is likely the opening day starter at power forward for coach Byron Scott and will be a nice source of points and rebounds in the draft's latter rounds. He'll have rookie Julius Randle breathing down his neck, but coach Scott has mentioned a proclivity for playing veterans and making rookies earn their stripes.
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Boozer is currently coach Byron Scott's choice as the starter at power forward, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Boozer suffered through one of the worst seasons of his career last season in Chicago, and will be looking to bounce back in his new surrounds. With top 10 draft choice Julius Randle waiting in the wings, it's unlikely Boozer plays an excessive amount of minutes, but with the Lakers' lack of offensive options ,he could be a valuable late-round source of points and rebounds.
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Boozer appears to the frontrunner to be the starter at power forward on opening night, NBA.com reports.
Boozer is in the driver's seat to be the opening night starter at power forward, with rookie Julius Randle looking likely to come off the bench. Boozer played just 28 minutes per game last season in his worst performance since his rookie season and his fantasy value is limited to contributions in points and rebounds.
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The Lakers have Carlos Boozer "penciled in" as their starting small forward, according to beat writer Mike Bresnahan.
This may be an errant report, as it's unsettling to imagine Boozer trying to defend small forwards on a nightly basis. The 32-year-old said that he "absolutely" views himself as a starter, and he's comfortable playing PF or C, so he should carve out a solid role one way or another. His scoring and rebounding make him a tolerable gamble in the late rounds.