Carlos Boozer signed by BIG3’s Power after being waived by Ghost Ballers
The BIG3 recently announced that former NBA All-Star Carlos Boozer has signed with Power.
🚨BREAKING NEWS🚨 Carlos Boozer has signed with Power. Mychel Thompson has been waived and is now a free agent. pic.twitter.com/5nDII7IYPj
— BIG3 on CBS (@thebig3) July 23, 2019
Ghost Ballers previously waived their former co-captain, but Boozer didn’t need much time to find a new home.
It seemed like the 37-year old career was dead in the water. The BIG3 usually serves as a final stepping stone for former NBA stars who still have the drive to compete. It must have been a major blow to Boozer’s confidence to find out that he got cut from a BIG3 team. Fortunately, the defending champion Power was there to resurrect him right back up. And he’ll be able to play for them immediately in Week 6.
Boozer averaged 9.2 rebounds per game for Ghost Ballers last season, good for top two in the league. However, he has played sparingly this season, suiting for just two of their five games so far.
Boozer will join a loaded Power squad that is led by Corey Maggette, Cuttino Mobley, Glen “Big Baby” Davis, and Chris Andersen. They are currently tied for first in the standings with a 4-1 record.
Boozer officially retired from pro basketball in December 2017. He last played professionally in China with the Guangdong Southern Tigers in the 2016-17 season. He last played in the NBA the previous season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The two-time NBA All-Star played 13 seasons in the NBA. He had his most productive years with the Utah Jazz from 2004 to 2010. With Boozer leading the way alongside former All-Star point guard Deron Williams, the Jazz made the Western Conference Finals in 2007.
For a second round pick, Boozer had a pretty solid NBA career. He averaged 16.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and shot 52.1 percent from the field for his career.