About two weeks ago, Boozer broke a bone in his hand - he said he fell over his gym bag - and the injury will keep him out of the Bulls lineup for about a month. Still, the Bulls are optimistic about their season.
Bulls point guard Derrick Rose told the associated press he thinks the Bulls will be contenders and should challenge the super-trio of Dwyane Wade, Lebron James and Chris Bosh in Miami.
The addition of Boozer, a two-time all-star who joined the team through an off-season trade with Utah, gives the Bulls a much needed presence in the paint and a solid scorer to team with the established, young tandem of Rose and Joakim Noah. Throw in new coach Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls have what they hope will be a fresh, new recipe for success.
Boozer told the associated press he isn't one to make predictions about how a season will unfold, but he thinks, once the Bulls get healthy and strong, they will prove to be a tough team to beat.