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08:10 AM ET 03.14 | The Bulls may not have to further test the theory they can win without Carlos Boozer. Boozer sat out a second consecutive game with a sprained left ankle, but he was much improved Saturday and hinted that he's hoping to be back Thursday. "It's much better," said Boozer, who worked out on a bicycle and was walking around with only a slight limp. "It's still not 100 percent; I'm walking slow. But we're rehabbing it all day long." Boozer declined to say when he expects to be back but said, "I have something circled on my calendar." Considering that he missed three games in January with a similar injury, another three-game absence would mean a Thursday return at New Jersey. "That's a good guess," he said.

Chicago Sun-Times

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March 14, 2011  08:23 AM ET

Boozer get healthy for the playoffs!! SIDE NOTE... Bulls may need to be concerned they paid this guy a lot of money and he is a walking injury this could be a problem down the road

March 14, 2011  08:27 AM ET

Return by Thursday? Yep.....that would put him on the shelf for a week. No big deal.

And BTW, Luvher-boy.......a sprained ankle can happen to anyone at any time; particularly when a player receives a cheap shot when going in for a lay-up. No reason for concern at this point.

March 14, 2011  08:35 AM ET
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Return by Thursday? Yep.....that would put him on the shelf for a week. No big deal. And BTW, Luvher-boy.......a sprained ankle can happen to anyone at any time; particularly when a player receives a cheap shot when going in for a lay-up. No reason for concern at this point.

bro he has a history of injuries 20 games already this year...it would be something of a concern if i was a bulls fan

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March 14, 2011  09:28 AM ET

the bet i made about who last longer between amare and boozer is looking better already, but all kidding aside I hope he comes back strong, thats the only way they stand a chance in the playoffs

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March 14, 2011  09:35 AM ET

Take your time man, we are in a soft part of our schedule.

March 14, 2011  09:39 AM ET

Baby steps, Bro.

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March 14, 2011  09:48 AM ET
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If we are looking at past history, I cannot argue thishe does get injured alot-My only thing is I don't necessarily think it's the inking of his deal, he's just an injury prone dude....like your boy bynum

Yeah, plus, anyone who took that shot he took in the air would've been hurt, injury prone or not.

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March 14, 2011  10:07 AM ET

I'm a bulls fan. I dont think we miss Booze all that much when he's out. I wish the guy would commit to play some DEFENSE. For now Kurt Thomas fills in well enough and still allows Taj Gibson to come in with that monster 2nd unit!

March 14, 2011  10:11 AM ET
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I think Bynum has all the potential in the world-EXCEPThe's injury prone & I still question his overall motivation/work ethicOtherwise- he could/should EASILY be the 2nd best center in the game

I havent seen all that much of Bynum. What I have seen hasnt really impressed me. I know hes a young big, but it seems like he's been getting by on potential for a awful long time. Leaving injuries out of the equation would you take him over Noah to anchor your team?

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March 14, 2011  11:48 AM ET
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If they had it to do all over again, do you think the Bulls would still go for Boozer?

yes

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