“Multiple Teams” Interested In Alex Caruso; Bulls Set Massive Asking Price

What will the Chicago Bulls do at the trade deadline? That's one of the big questions as we get ever closer to February 9th. Sure, teams would salivate over the chance to acquire Zach LaVine or DeMar DeRozan, but there's another player who has gotten plenty of attention from rival teams.

According to Bulls Insider KC Johnson, Alex Caruso is squarely on teams' radars if the Bulls decide to blow things up. 

The vultures are circling. Multiple teams have inquired about Alex Caruso, per sources. The (New York) Knicks have scouted Caruso of late and own first-round picks that could be dangled with a contract like Obi Toppin if the Bulls show any inclination of trading their defensive ace. The Golden State Warriors also are cited by league sources as a potential suitor.

If Caruso is indeed made available by the Bulls, it's likely that there would be plenty of other teams, as well, in addition to the Knicks and Warriors, who'd be interested in the defensive dynamo with an unlimited motor. 

But the cost will be a heavy one. Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports has said that he's heard that the Bulls are asking for two future first-round picks to part with Caruso. 

Now in his 2nd year with the Bulls, the 28-year-old is averaging 5.5 points off the bench, and shooting 38.7% on threes on a minimal amount of volume. But as noted, his real contributions come at the defensive end, where he's 2nd in the NBA in deflections with 161 (behind only OG Anunoby), and tied with Gary Trent Jr. for 5th in the league in steals, averaging 1.7 per game. 

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