"I had knee surgery last year, came back and fully recovered, had a really good individual playoff run, but my team fell short as we lost to the Lakers," Boozer said. "But I'm feeling 100 percent healthy, feeling great. We're down here in Miami and getting ready for a great upcoming season."
Or why the U.S. fans are already starting a "Car-los Boo-zer, Car-los Boo-zer" chant, calling for the closest thing this team has to a walk-on.
Watch out for the next time the Heat and Jazz play. Asked about the trade rumors involving him and Miami, Carlos Boozer said, "I live in Miami during the offseason. Obviously, they have a huge hole at power forward. I’m very good friends with [Heat owner] Micky Arison. So, the rumors are going to fly. We’ll worry about those later." Huge hole at power forward? Mike Beasley probably laughs that one off, but Udonis Haslem might have a little elbow grease in store for Boozer.