Carlos Boozer

The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired Carlos Boozer on amnesty waivers, sources tell ESPN.com.

The veteran big man was released by the Chicago Bulls earlier this week to make room for the newly acquired Pau Gasol. After, teams with cap space could make a bid on a portion of his $16.8 million contract, and apparently, the Lakers won.

L.A. made the highest bid in a blind auction and were awarded him on Thursday (July 17), said ESPN.

Boozer averaged 13.7 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Bulls last season.

In addition to Boozer, the Lakers have also acquired Memphis Grizzlies free-agent forward Ed Davis.