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Lakers Win Amnesty Auction For Carlos Boozer

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(Photo credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Lakers won the auction Thursday on Carlos Boozer after the Chicago Bulls used an amnesty provision Tuesday.

Boozer is the fourth big man for the Lakers, along with Jordan Hill, Julius Randle and Robert Sacre.

“Carlos is an established veteran and a proven all-star, who will be a welcome addition to our team,” said Kupchak. “We’re very pleased to have won the bidding process and to have gained his rights, and look forward to his contributions next season.”

Teams who have salary-cap space were able to post blind bids by the Thursday’s 1 p.m. Pacific deadline.

Before winning the auction for Boozer, the Bulls were open to a sign-and-trade deal with Pau Gasol, but instead the Lakers did nothing and Gasol signed with Chicago.

There was no word details of Boozer’s contract. However, it could be around the $3 million range, the remaining cap space for the Lakers.

Boozer averaged 13.6 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Bulls.

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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