NBA Trade Rumors: Blockbuster Trade Proposal Sends Bulls' DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso, Jevon Carter To Lakers

Blockbuster Trade Proposal Sends Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso, Jevon Carter To Lakers

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One NBA writer is proposing that the Los Angeles Lakers acquire DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso and Jevon Carter from the Chicago Bulls.

Fran Leiva of Fadeaway World proposed the following trade idea between the Lakers, Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks:

Golden State Warriors receive: OG Anunoby, Otto Porter Jr.

Los Angeles Lakers receive: DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso, Jevon Carter

Toronto Raptors receive: Zach LaVine, Rui Hachimura, Gabe Vincent, Jaden Hardy, 2024 second-round pick via Lakers, 2025 second-round pick via Warriors, 2025 second-round pick via Mavericks, 2026 first-round pick via Warriors

Chicago Bulls receive: Andrew Wiggins, Tim Hardaway Jr., D’Angelo Russell, Richaun Holmes, Maxi Kleber, 2025 second-round pick via Lakers, 2027 first-round pick via Mavericks, 2028 first-round pick via Warriors, 2029 first-round pick via Lakers, 2030 second-round pick via Lakers

Dallas Mavericks receive: Pascal Siakam, Thaddeus Young, Garrett Temple

The Lakers are interested in acquiring DeRozan and Caruso from the Bulls, sources told NBA Analysis Network. This trade proposal gets Los Angeles DeRozan, Caruso and Carter, three strong players with specific skills.

NBA NEWS, TRADE RUMORS: DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso, Jevon Carter, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers Updates

DeRozan, one of the best scorers in the NBA, is averaging 22.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists this season while shooting 45.3% from the field, 35.4% from beyond the arc and 83.7% from the free-throw line.

Caruso, one of the top defenders in the NBA, is averaging 9.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals while shooting 52.8% overall, 44.8% from 3 and 80.0% from the foul line.

Finally, Carter — a quality reserve guard — is averaging 5.3 points and 1.2 assists while shooting 36.7% from the field, 34.5% from beyond the arc and 66.7% from the free-throw line.

NBA NEWS, TRADE RUMORS: DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso, Jevon Carter, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers Updates

If this trade proposal went through, the Lakers could start Austin Reaves, Caruso, Jarred Vanderbilt, LeBron James and Anthony Davis. That’s a versatile starting lineup with scoring, shooting and defense.

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