Courtesy of Jack Simone of Bulls Wire
The Chicago Bulls are going to be one of the most talked about teams at the trade deadline this year. Zach LaVine’s season-ending surgery takes him out of the mix, but there are plenty of other players on the roster who are candidates to be moved prior to the February 8 mark.
Guys like DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic may be the most popular names among fans, but Alex Caruso is perhaps the most popular among other teams around the league. The 3-and-D guard is under contract for this season and next, making him an extremely valuable potential trade candidate for any team looking to contend for a title.
According to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, the Bulls want the equivalent of two first-round picks in exchange for Caruso, if they even decide to trade him at all this season.
“Elsewhere, Chicago continues to have a high asking price on Alex Caruso of the equivalent of two first-round picks to consider moving the All-Defensive guard,” Scotto reported. “Caruso is signed for $9.89 million next season, which is considered a great value across the league, given his production.”
Up to this point, most of the rumblings out of Chicago have stated that they have made Caruso virtually untouchable in trade talks. They want to push for the playoffs, and his production on both ends of the floor will help them with that.
So far this season, Caruso is averaging 10.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists while shooting 48.6% from the field and 40.5% from behind the three-point line.