Leading up to the 2019-20 NBA trade deadline, much of the attention has been on the Los Angeles Lakers not having the assets to improve their roster.
While the Lakers traded their young core (except for Kyle Kuzma) for Anthony Davis, they also included numerous draft picks to the New Orleans Pelicans.
As a result, Kuzma’s name has been brought up in most of these trade rumors, but another player is receiving interest from multiple teams now.
Alex Caruso, who has quickly established himself as a fan favorite, has received interest now, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports:
Multiple teams are inquiring about the availability of Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 5, 2020
In one scenario, Caruso was among the players discussed between the Lakers and New York Knicks, according to Ian Begley of The Knicks Blog:
Something else to note on the Knicks and Lakers: before Knicks president Steve Mills was let go, New York and the Lakers touched base on potential trades, sources say. Among the players discussed were Allonzo Trier and Alex Caruso, per SNY sources. Talks at that time didn’t advance, per sources.
More details as it becomes available.