NBA trade rumors: Carlos Boozer-Andrea Bargnani deal waiting for Raptors to give OK

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By trading Boozer, who is in the third year of a five-year deal, the Bulls would be able to get under the luxury-tax threshold.

The Chicago Bulls have a trade offer on the table to the Toronto Raptors. The offer that would send Carlos Boozer and Nate Robinson for Andrea Bargnani and John Lucas III it's up to the Raptors if they want to do it, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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The trade would both shake up Chicago's roster and get the Bulls below the luxury-tax threshold by unloading Boozer's contract.

Since signing in Chicago, Boozer's five-year $75 million contract has become an immediate burden for the team. Now in the third year of that deal, Boozer is shooting a career-low 47.1 percent from the field.

His teammate, Nate Robinson, has played a significant role this season with Derrick Rose injured. At 23.8 minutes per game, he's averaging 12 points and 4.2 assists.

The best player of the return package would be Bargnani. A former No. 1 overall pick by Toronto, he has shown significant regression in his seventh season, as his scoring average has fallen from 19.5 to 14.8 points per game.

Lucas III has played a backup role for Toronto this season and is averaging 5.6 points per game.

The NBA trade deadline is on Feb. 21, so a decision by the Raptors must be made soon.

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