The past few weeks have been an exciting ride for Alex Caruso, who has become the Lakers late season hero in what adds up to a bunch of meaningless wins for everyone, except Caruso. It has become very clear that not only is Caruso an NBA caliber player, but that he has more than earned the opportunity to be resigned by the Lakers.
Ok i was out this entire time on bringing Caruso back because I thought teams just stopped trying in late season and do we want to rely on a G-Leaguer for next season as a backup for 82 games?— UniquESports + (@UniqueSportplus) April 8, 2019
But I’m SOLD, Magic Johnson HAS to bring Caruso back as the Lakers backup Point Guard.
Caruso is not only in the best stretch of his NBA career, but his career as a whole. He has been able to put all of his hard work to good use in the Lakers late season streak, and he has perhaps unlocked his best form.
Caruso is only 25 Years Old, (looks 35)— UniquESports + (@UniqueSportplus) April 8, 2019
-Leads A&M All-Time In Assists and Steals (8.0 AST Per Game)
-Avg 18 PTS in HS and 8.0 PTS In College
-Avg 15 PTS 6 AST and 2 STL In The G-League
-16.7 PTS, 5.7 AST, 1.7 STL, 47.2% FG, 56% 3P Last 7 Games for Lakers
Don’t get me wrong, Alex Caruso will most likely never be a consistent starter in the NBA, but at the very least he has earned a real NBA contract and the option to fight for the backup spot in the Lakers PG rotation behind Lonzo Ball. This form could be to good to be true for Caruso, but it is difficult to argue that he is still not good enough for an NBA deal.
What do you think, should Alex Caruso be re-signed for next season by the Lakers?
Should the @Lakers resign Alex Caruso for next season?— Colin Keefe (@colinkeefe12) April 8, 2019