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Lakers' roster suddenly loaded with power players
Lakers' roster suddenly loaded with power players

The Lakers are suddenly deep, at least in volume, at power forward. After drafting Kentucky Wildcat Julius Randle with the seventh pick in the 2014 NBA draft, the Lakers claimed Carlos Boozer off waivers from the Chicago Bulls on Thursday. The Bulls used their one-time amnesty to remove Boozer from their salary cap and luxury tax calculations. Teams with cap room were allowed a single blind bid for his contract. The Lakers won with a $3.251-million offer. The team will now be responsible for Boozer's final year and a portion of his $16.8-million salary. The Bulls will pay the veteran forward $13.55 million not to play in Chicago (except when the Lakers make their lone visit this...

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