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Former All-Star forward Carlos Boozer is attempting a return to the NBA, he told The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Boozer, 34, sat out all of last season after playing in 2014–15 with the Lakers. He told Wojnarowski he’s been working out this off-season preparing for his comeback.

“The previous season with the Lakers was a tough year,” Boozer told Wojnarowski. “Kobe [Bryant] got hurt, Steve Nash went down and we had a young group still learning to win. I ended up taking the next year off, spent time with my kids and family and right now my body feels great. I feel terrific.”

Your questions about how NBA free agency works, answered

Boozer, who’s played 13 seasons in the NBA, began his career in Cleveland before stints with the Jazz and Bulls. A two-time All-Star, Boozer has averaged 16.2 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in his career.

In his one year with Los Angeles, Boozer played in 71 games, averaging 11.8 points in 23.8 minutes per game.

The NBA free agency negotiation period begins July 1.

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