Report: Bulls Aren’t Interested In Trading Alex Caruso

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The Chicago Bulls are not interested in trading Alex Caruso, according to K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago.

While Zach LaVine and the Bulls are open to parting ways, Caruso is a player Chicago hasn’t made available in trade talks.

Caruso is averaging 8.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.8 blocks this season for the Bulls while shooting 60.8% from the field, 44.8% from beyond the arc and 73.3% from the free-throw line.

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Alex Caruso, Chicago Bulls Updates

The Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat would like to acquire Caruso from the Bulls, sources told NBA Analysis Network. Caruso is one of the best defenders in the league. He made the All-Defensive first team last season.

Caruso signed a four-year, $37 million contract with the Bulls in August 2021. He’s making $9.5 million this season.

“Coveted is a good word for him. If you want to make a trade tomorrow they could trade Alex Caruso,” one NBA exec said about Caruso during a chat with Sean Deveney of Heavy Sports. “Half the teams in the league would be there with an offer. There’s a lot of teams monitoring that situation and they’re looking at Caruso more than anyone on that roster. Just a matter of when the Bulls are ready to make changes and ready to let him go.”

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Alex Caruso, Chicago Bulls Updates

Caruso has career averages of 6.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.4 blocks with the Lakers and Bulls. He helped Los Angeles win the 2020 championship over Miami at the Walt Disney World bubble.

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