Boozer Agrees to Utah Deal

Former Blue Devil Carlos Boozer left Duke after three seasons to enter the NBA Draft. While many figured he'd be moving on to guaranteed millions, Boozer found himself falling all the way into the second round. After three seasons his payday has finally arrived, only not as expected.

According to numerous reports, Carlos Boozer has agreed to a six year, $68 million dollar deal with the Utah Jazz, which will be signed on July 14th.

For Cleveland the news comes as a huge shock as the Cavaliers made Boozer an unrestricted free agent with the belief he would re-sign with them for their mid-level exception.

In fact reports suggested that the 6-foot-9, 250 pounder had a verbal agreement with Cleveland's front office to do just that. However the Jazz's ability to offer him $28 million more was too much to pass up.

"We've reached an agreement for an offer sheet to be delivered on July 14. He has agreed," Jazz GM Kevin O'Connor told The Associated Press.

Boozer will join the US Olympic team in Athens before heading to Utah where he will be teamed with free agent center Mehmet Okur to form one of the best young front lines in the league.

Former Duke commitment turned Minnesota player Kris Humphries is slated to be Boozer's back up.


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