The Chicago Bulls were the best team in the East at one point last season. However, their counterparts found their rhythm and got healthy at the perfect time, so the Bulls dropped to sixth in the East. Their foundation seems legitimate in terms of talent, but the chemistry has not been terrific at the very least. It’s 36 games into the season and their record stands at an abysmal 16-20, with a gloomy future ahead because of a massive investment in a core of veterans.
The stars of this roster remain the same, and some of them could be tough to trade because their value and guaranteed money may not match the liking of the Bulls. That’s certainly not the case for Alex Caruso, though, a player who could contribute on both ends for pretty much any team in the league.
As the February 9th trade deadline fast approaches, here are the best potential destinations for Alex Caruso.
3. Memphis Grizzlies
The No. 2 seed last season and a viable title contender this season, there seems to be one critical piece lacking for the Grizzlies on their mission of winning the franchise’s first-ever NBA championship. The most glaring one is inexperience, but they could fill in that hole by adding brilliant, vocal and high-IQ player like Alex Caruso.
Alex Caruso would not diminish the development of Ja Morant or Desmond Bane, but bring a different dimension of basketball that is necessary for a championship-contending squad. He would be the third guard in the closing lineup of Memphis in the playoffs, perhaps occasionally taking the spot of Dillon Brooks. Additionally, the Grizzlies have the draft picks and the Danny Green contract to entire the Bulls with this deal.