Lakers extend qualifying offers to Caruso, Williams

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The Los Angeles Lakers have extended qualifying offers to guard Alex Caruso and power forward Johnathan Williams, making both players restricted free agents.

Caruso, 25, is 6-foot-4 and went undrafted out of Texas A&M in 2016. He appeared in 25 games with the Lakers this past season. He averaged 9.2 points and 3.1 assists while shooting 45 percent from the floor.

Williams, 24, is 6-9. He went undrafted out of Gonzaga in 2018 and appeared in 24 games with the Lakers, averaging 6.5 points and 4.1 rebounds.