Golden State Warriors Reportedly Attempted A Trade For NBA Champion Guard

According to Will Gottlieb of CHGO Sports, the Golden State Warriors tried to land an NBA Champion in a trade.
Oct 11, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) holds up four fingers after winning his fourth NBA championship after game six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers won 106-93 to win the series. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 11, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) holds up four fingers after winning his fourth NBA championship after game six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers won 106-93 to win the series. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Caruso is coming off another productive year for the Chicago Bulls.

The 2020 NBA Champion finished the regular season with averages of 10.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.1 steals per contest while shooting 46.8% from the field and 40.8% from the three-point range in 71 games.

Mar 31, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso (6) celebrates his three-point basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 31, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso (6) celebrates his three-point basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports / Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, Will Gottlieb of CHGO Sports reported that the Golden State Warriors made an attempt to land Caruso during the regular season.

Via Gottlieb's article on allchgo.com: "The Golden State Warriors were among teams who made a strong offer for Caruso, multiple sources confirmed."

Caruso is not an All-Star, but he is one of the most reliable role players in the league.

Therefore, a team like Golden State would have been an excellent fit for his services.

In addition to the Bulls, Caruso has also spent time with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Over seven seasons in the NBA, he has career averages of 6.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.3 steals per contest while shooting 44.0% from the field and 38.0% from the three-point range in 363 regular season games.

Caruso has also appeared in 31 NBA playoff games (five starts).

Jan 12, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after a play against Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso (6) during the first half at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 12, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after a play against Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso (6) during the first half at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Caruso's name will likely continue to come up in rumors, because he has just one more year left on his contract at $9.9 million for the 2024-25 season.

As for the Bulls, they are coming off a season where they were the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 39-43 record.

They lost to the Miami Heat in the play-in tournament.

Apr 17, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Mouhamed Gueye (18) defends Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso (6) during the first quarter during a play-in game of the 2024 NBA playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 17, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Mouhamed Gueye (18) defends Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso (6) during the first quarter during a play-in game of the 2024 NBA playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports / David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

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BEN STINAR

Ben Stinar is the NBA reporter for Fastbreak on FanNation.