Report: Bulls Wanted Jonathan Kuminga From Warriors In Alex Caruso Trade

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According to NBA insider K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago, the Chicago Bulls wanted Jonathan Kuminga from the Golden State Warriors in an Alex Caruso trade.

The Warriors and Bulls talked about a Caruso trade, but talks ended after Chicago asked for Kuminga.

“In exploratory trade talks with the Golden State Warriors centered on Caruso, league sources said the Bulls inquired about Jonathan Kuminga’s availability,” Johnson wrote. “That was rebuffed, and the Bulls made clear in talks with all teams that they didn’t want to trade Caruso, especially for a package on perhaps other young pieces like Moses Moody, so they’d need to be floored by an offer to do so.”

The Bulls didn’t make any trades at the NBA trade deadline. Meanwhile, the Warriors traded Cory Joseph to the Indiana Pacers for a second-round pick.

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Caruso is averaging 9.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks this season while shooting 48.1% from the field, 40.4% from beyond the arc and 75.8% from the free-throw line. He’s making $9.5 million. Caruso has a plus-minus of +49 this season.

Meanwhile, Kuminga is averaging 15.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.4 blocks while shooting 53.5% from the field, 32.2% from beyond the arc and 72.4% from the free-throw line. He’s making $6 million. Kuminga has a plus-minus of +78 this season.

The Bulls are in ninth place in the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 24-27. Zach LaVine will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his right foot.

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Meanwhile, the Warriors are in 11th place in the Western Conference standings with a record of 23-25. Stephen Curry is the only player on the roster averaging at least 20.0 points.

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