OPTING OUT

Carlos Boozer sounded off to the Chicago Sun-Times on Monday about being left out of the lineup in the fourth quarter of numerous games by Bulls’ coach Tom Thibodeau.

But Boozer didn’t seem to think a meeting with his coach was necessary.

“He knows that. He’s aware of that,” Boozer said. “I feel great, body feels great. I think I’m very productive in the limited minutes that I am getting … but yeah, I do want to be out there in the fourth quarter, let’s make that clear.’’

What’s still not so clear is how he missed 49 games with a bad hamstring when he was with the Jazz.

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