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Bulls use amnesty provision on Boozer

Bulls use amnesty provision on Boozer

With the TV cameras turned off and the dais disassembled, Tom Thibodeau stood on the Berto Center court on July 9, 2010 and exhaled. “I certainly don’t look at Carlos as a consolation prize,” the Bulls’ coach said in a quiet moment. Carlos, of course, is Carlos Boozer, on whom the Bulls used the NBA amnesty provision Tuesday. That excises Boozer’s expiring $16.8 million salary from the Bulls’ salary cap and luxury tax figures, creating space to sign Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic. Kirk Hinrich will be signed via an exception, and the Bulls will add a guard either via trade or veteran’s minimum exception. Teams currently with cap space now can...