SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -Utah Jazz forward Carlos Boozer could miss the start of training camp next week while his son recovers from a bone-marrow transplant in Miami.
Camp starts Tuesday and runs through Oct. 6 in Boise, Idaho.
``As soon as my son is home from the hospital and stable, I will join my teammates,'' Boozer said in a statement released by the team Thursday. ``Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated by me and my family during this time.''
Boozer averaged 23 points and 12 rebounds during the playoffs last season.
``Carlos has been working out all summer in Miami. ... We are confident that when he rejoins the team he will be ready to compete,'' general manager Kevin O'Connor said. ``Carlos needs to be with his family right now and we fully support his decision.''
The Jazz did not release any other information. Boozer has three sons, including twins born over the summer.
Utah released guard Derek Fisher so he could find another city to get treatment for a daughter who has cancer in an eye. He signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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