Milwaukee Bucks add more defense in this trade for Alex Caruso
Submitted by @MikeWimer2
This one is a tad more realistic than the last one. The Chicago Bulls have several point guards on their roster, including former Bucks guard Jevon Carter, and could maybe look to offload one to open up room for the others. If so, Alex Caruso will inevitably receive the most external interest.
Caruso is coming off his first All-Defensive season and has been a stout defender throughout his NBA career. Alongside Jrue Holiday, Caruso would form arguably the best defensive backcourt the league has today. He’d also give the Bucks another facilitator who can take on ball-handling duties from time to time, which this team needs to take pressure off of the Big 3.
Losing Bobby Portis would hurt the Bucks’ bench brigade, as he’s one of Milwaukee’s more reliable second unit players. Yet, there’s no denying that it’s worth contemplating to add a strong defender who can immediately make this team more versatile and fill a major need. As for the first rounder, it’s one of the few assets Milwaukee has draft-wise, but Caruso could be worth letting it go for.
From Chicago’s perspective, they would be unlikely to do this trade. Per Yahoo! Sport’s NBA insider Jake Fischer, the Bulls believed they could get upward of two first rounders for Caruso at the 2023 trade deadline. They have a high asking price for the guard, and one first rounder is unlikely to get their attention, especially from a divisional rival.