Rock On: Boozer wants to play — seriously?

Published: Monday, Feb. 3 2014 4:40 p.m. MST

Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (5) grabs a loose ball in front of New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The Pelicans defeated the Bulls 88-79. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

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OPTING OUT

Carlos Boozer sounded off to the Chicago Sun-Times on Monday about being left out of the lineup in the fourth quarter of numerous games by Bulls’ coach Tom Thibodeau.

But Boozer didn’t seem to think a meeting with his coach was necessary.

“He knows that. He’s aware of that,” Boozer said. “I feel great, body feels great. I think I’m very productive in the limited minutes that I am getting … but yeah, I do want to be out there in the fourth quarter, let’s make that clear.’’

What’s still not so clear is how he missed 49 games with a bad hamstring when he was with the Jazz.

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