Knicks, Warriors watch Alex Caruso from Bulls?

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The Chicago Bulls went all in to build a title contending team around NBA All-Star Zach LaVine. While the team had some feel-good moments last season, with DeMar DeRozan often coming through with clutch heroics, they are still nowhere near their intended goal.

With a 22-26 record and the need to make a decision about the future of Nikola Vucevic, who is about to become an unrestricted free agent, the Bulls may want to break up their team before the NBA trade deadline . One of the players with trade value to monitor is Alex Caruso.

In a recent mailbag article from NBC Sports Chicago’s KC Johnsonit was mentioned that the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors are two teams that could potentially trade for Caruso.

The vultures are circling. Several teams have made inquiries about Alex Caruso, according to sources. The Knicks have been scouting Caruso lately and own picks from the first round that could be dangled with a contract like Obi Toppin if the Bulls show any inclination to trade their defensive ace. The Golden State Warriors have also been cited as a potential suitor by league sources.

Caruso may only average 5.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 24.6 minutes per game, but his impact goes beyond counting stats. He is known as one of the toughest on-ball defensemen in the NBA, while still capable of knocking down some open 3-pointers within the flow of the offense.

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For a team that enjoys playing tough defense under coach Tom Thibodeau, the Knicks make sense as a natural trade candidate for Caruso. At 6-foot-5, Caruso could play alongside the smaller Jalen Brunson with RJ Barrett and Julius Randle in the unit.

It remains to be seen what the Knicks would actually send in exchange for Caruso in a possible transaction. What does help New York’s potential pursuit is their collection of first-round picks, including the pick of the Dallas Mavericks for 2023, which puts them in a rare position: being a win-now team with additional resources to compete with. to work on the deadline.

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The Warriors do have young players who could send a potential trade, but it would take some pride to be swallowed before committing to trading former lottery picks in exchange for an experienced role player.

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