Alex Caruso is a fan-favorite in Los Angeles, and recently signed a new contract to return to the team. In a new report, however, the backup point guard almost became a Warrior.
The Golden State Warriors, prior to him re-signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, reportedly had interest in third-year guard Alex Caruso.
This summer, Caruso hit restricted free agency, granting him negotiating power for the first time in his pro career. About a dozen teams showed interest in him, including the Warriors and Grizzlies, but he chose to wait as the Lakers maneuvered the cap and the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes. Caruso followed along closely—where else?—on Twitter.
Granted, Caruso is not the most impactful player on the court, but his attitude as a team-player and skills as a playmaker have made him one of the most lucrative backup guards in the NBA.
It is unknown why he chose to come back to the Lakers, or if any other team had an interest. But with the Purple and Gold, Alex will play in the spotlights of L.A., with several superstars, and as a fan-favorite player. He could certainly do worse, and it will be interesting to see how it all ends for him this upcoming season.