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Bulls’ Alex Caruso reminisces on ‘what could’ve been’ with Lakers

Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso signed with the team in the summer of 2021 after spending the first portion of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, who decided not to re-sign him. Caruso won a championship with the Lakers in his third season in the league, acting as a crucial playoff rotation piece during their run.

Fast forward to the present day, Caruso’s Bulls are in the race for the Play-In Tournament – the same spot the Lakers are in. The biggest difference between the two clubs is top-end talent, as Los Angeles has LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and a title in the last four seasons.

During a recent interview with Melissa Rohlin of Fox Sports, Caruso said that he sometimes thinks about “what could’ve been” with the Lakers.

“Yeah, definitely,” Caruso said. “Just because of how well I played with them when I was here. I know how I supported them. And I’ve gotten better. I was expecting myself to get better. It’s actually what had to move me on. I kept getting better and eventually I was at a point where I couldn’t stay here. I definitely have always thought about it because those guys [James and Davis] are my brothers. We’ve been through a lot together. Always good seeing them. Every now and then you think about what could’ve been.”

The Lakers could really use a player like Caruso right now to help run the offense while maintaining their top-notch defense, but recent rumblings have indicated that the Bulls have a sky-high asking price in potential trades for the 3-and-D specialist.

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