The lovely marriage between Alex Caruso and the Los Angeles seems imminent to cease.
According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, it’s unlikely the Lakers will be able to retain Caruso.
— ESPN Los Angeles (@ESPNLosAngeles) August 2, 2021
“You may need to prepare yourself to lose Alex Caruso today,” Shelburne said. “The sense I have is he’s probably going elsewhere. It’s an expensive roster to keep altogether, and the Lakers have some other options. He has two or three options at or above the mid-level, and I don’t know if L.A. can get there and also keep Talen Horton-Tucker.”
Caruso, 27, is expected to meet with several teams at the start of free agency.
As a matter or fact, the fan favorite got major All-Star consideration last season despite not having star production. Caruso averaged just 6.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest last season.
Yet, 6-foot-4 guard made name for himself with his tenacity, hustle and defensive. Four-time MVP LeBron James has gloated about Caruso on multiple occasions.