Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso is widely regarded as one of the best glue guys in the NBA.
Although he isn’t necessarily a star, he does a lot of little intangible things that make him extremely valuable to title contenders or squads looking to become one.
The Bulls came into the 2022-23 NBA season hoping to build on last year’s success. Unfortunately, that simply hasn’t materialized for them. There is friction in the locker room. Guys are beefing with coaches. It’s a mess.
There is a very good chance Chicago will be a seller rather than a buyer at the NBA Trade Deadline.
What does that mean for Caruso?
According to NBA insider K.C. Johnson, the Golden State Warriors and New York Knicks are two teams to watch over the next few weeks.
“The defensive-minded guard would be a plug-and-play reserve — and closer — for virtually any contender or team serious about making a playoff push,” he wrote.
“Golden State has been one prominently mentioned rumor. The Knicks, who have been scouting the Bulls closely of late, are another team on which to keep an eye.”
Caruso is averaging 1.6 steals per game this season and shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 39.5 percent from beyond the arc.
Although it is debatable whether he would be able to do a ton for New York, Caruso could be a great addition for a Warriors squad desperately trying to find its way.
As recently as last month, five separate teams expressed interest in Caruso. So it really wouldn’t be all that surprising if other squads decided to jump into the mix ahead of the deadline.
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Either way, though – it is increasingly feeling like Caruso’s time in Chicago is coming to an end.
Where will his next stop be?
An answer should emerge soon enough.