Both LeBron James and Dennis Schroder had emotional reactions to Caruso’s heartfelt social media post about leaving L.A.
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Caruso was undrafted out of college and found his way onto the G League’s South Bay Lakers. He was first called up to the big league team in 2017.
By the time he signed his first non two-way contract in 2019, he had developed a cult following among fans of the Purple and Gold for his hustle, energy and defense.
Caruso was a significant contributor when the Lakers won the 2020 NBA championship. This past season, he expanded his game by becoming a dependable 3-point shooter.
The hope is that the team won’t miss Caruso’s contributions due to the free agent signings of guards Kendrick Nunn, Kent Bazemore and Malik Monk.