Per Ric Bucher originally, but I can't find his link.
Still it's out everywhere on twitter now picked up by the world. 5 years 80 million.
If the numbers are accurate the Bulls still have MAX cap space available for LeBron. Boozers deal likely looks like this:
If LeBron's decision isn't already made up then adding Boozer may help the Bulls make a final push. Unlike the other destinations available the Bulls have a very complete team with Boozer in there.
Starting lineup now stands at:
Rose, ??, Deng, Boozer, Noah, with Taj / JJ on the bench. That's a pretty sweet start.
Also, regardless of what happens the rest of this off-season, the Bulls are likely to have improved by a substantial amount next year. They need to find a couple role playing shooters, but there are plenty on the market.
After that, the Bulls still look like a team that can compete with anyone in the East unless LeBron forms the holy trinity in Miami.
As for Boozer on this deal, well it's expensive, but I feel a lot better about Boozer at 80 than Amare at 100 or Johnson at 120. I think there's a very good chance we regret this deal in two or three seasons, but in years where Boozer is healthy, the Bulls will be exciting.
And as a side note, thanks to my source for this. I was skeptical myself, but the information proved accurate. As soon as the Bulls found out they weren't getting Bosh, the deal was done a a half day later.