Carlos Boozer Practices For First Time Since Hand Injury

The Chicago Bulls are a dangerous team in the Eastern Conference, having escaped their annual early-season West Coast swing with a winning record for the first time since Michael Jordan was on the team. Now, they might be getting their big free-agent signing back from injury.

Carlos Boozer practiced today for the first time since suffering a broken hand when tripping over a gym bag in his home on October 3, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

Reporters don't get to watch Bulls practice, but Carlos Boozer, as he promised, is indeed practicing.    

Of course, since it's 2010, information on how Boozer looked in practice still gets out. This time, it came from Scottie Pippen on his Twitter account. Consider the source, but the news sounds good for Bulls fans.

Watching the Bulls practice and it's great to see Carlos Boozer out there--his legs look fresh and he's bringing some positive enegy [sic.]

Boozer's return is obviously huge for a Bulls team that often struggles to score without him. Coach Tom Thibodeau has done a great job of building outstanding offensive schemes to compensate for Boozer's absence, but the Bulls are still just 18th in the league at points scored per 100 possessions. However, Boozer's presence means fewer minutes for second-year forward Taj Gibson, who has improved significantly this season.

For more, visit SB Nation Chicago's StoryStream here

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