Alex Caruso: 3 Teams that could sign the exciting point guard this summer
The Los Angeles Lakers have long been eliminated from playoff contention, however, the teams 122-117 win over the Clippers was something to celebrate. A win over their closest rivals supplied the Lakers with a much-needed boost ahead of a pivotal offseason, whereas Alex Caruso continued his surprise emergence with an incredible individual performance.
The 25-year-old had 32 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in the Lakers' win, joining LeBron James as the only Laker this season to eclipse 30 points and 10 rebounds in a game. Over his last ten appearances, Caruso has averaged 12.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in 27.2 minutes per game, while the guard is also shooting at a ridiculous 51% from beyond the arc.
Caruso is currently signed to a two-way contract, although thanks to his performances over the last month, he is likely to land a permanent contract for the 19/20 season - and here are three of the teams that he could be representing next October.
#3 Boston Celtics
As it currently stands the Celtics are well stacked at the point guard position. The team have a starting All-Star in Kyrie Irving, while the promising Terry Rozier is among the best backups in the NBA. However, both players have been strongly linked with a summer move away from Boston, and Irving, in particular, looks likely to bolt in free agency.
The Celtics may be able to keep Rozier by promoting him to the starting position he craves, although but the team will still need to add depth to the bench. Based on his performances over the last few weeks, Caruso appears to be able to make a major contribution from a contending bench, and he could be a potential steal for Boston.