Are Bulls Better Off Without Boozer?

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There are those who would say it is unfairly picking on Carlos Boozer or focusing too much on his contract to suggest that he has not been the player the Bulls hoped for when they signed him to a five-year, approximately $80 million deal last July.

Horace Grant doesn't care about any of that. Glued to his TV and the NBA playoffs while rocking his newborn daughter, he just knows what he sees. And what he sees from the guy playing his old position and wearing John Paxson's old number ... well, let's just say it's a good thing there's a baby around to keep him calm.

"This is a time when stars shine and they're paid all that money to step up," Grant said. "I watched the Lakers last night, and just from a fan standpoint and someone who played the game for many nights, Pau...

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