Carlos Boozer open to returning to Lakers if team can compete
Boozer is set to become a free agent this summer after earning $16.8 million this season. The 33-year-old forward averaged 11.8 points and 6.8 rebounds on 49.9% shooting.
"If we have a chance to compete for the playoffs or a championship, I'd love to be a Laker," Boozer said. "I'm at that point in my career now ... I kind of enjoyed it a little bit."
Boozer had to adjust to a reserve role this season, starting only 26 games out of the 71 he appeared in. The Lakers acquired him off waivers from the Chicago Bulls last summer.
"When I got here, I thought we'd have a healthy [roster]," said Boozer. "Things went differently."
Los Angeles dealt with numerous injuries over the course of the season, including losing shooting guard Kobe Bryant to a shoulder injury and point guard Steve Nash for the year before he decided to retire. The Lakers finished 2014-15 with a 21-61 record.
- Molly Geary