He's missed 15 games after a bizarre injury in his home, fracturing the fifth metacarpal, but for tonight, Carlos Boozer says, "I'm going to warm up and see how it feels.If there's no pain, I'll play," against the Orlando Magic, according to Chicago Breaking Sports.
This will be a welcome addition to a Bulls team that already has one of the league leaders in rebounding, with Joakim Noah ranking second in rebounds per game with 13.2 (and likely, only second to the Timberwolves' Kevin Love because of Love's freakish 30-board game earlier this season) and Taj Gibson with 6.9 boards per game. As a team, though, the Bulls rank 24th in total rebounds, so having Boozer, who was always among the top rebounders in his days with the Utah Jazz, with Gibson coming off the bench, will be a big help.
Derrick Rose & Co. have a tough task this evening against the Magic, who at 13-4 are tied with the Boston Celtics for the best record in the Eastern Conference and are off to the start that some thought would go to their fellow Floridians in Miami. About that, enough said for now. The Bulls are 5-1 at home and, coming off a successful 4-3 circus trip, hope to build on that momentum. The game begins at 7 p.m. CST and will be televised on CSN Chicago.