Caruso agreed Monday to a four-year, $37 million deal with the Bulls, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Caruso has gained somewhat of a cult following from Lakers fans over the past four years, but he's proven to be one of the league's better defensive guards with some secondary playmaking upside. Over the past three seasons, he's averaged 6.4 points, 2.5 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 19.9 minutes. In Chicago, he has potential to play a sixth-man role in the backcourt, playing reserve minutes behind newly-acquired Lonzo Ball and Zach LaVine. That said, he probably only has upside as a deep-league flier in fantasy.
Caruso (ankle) is questionable to return to Game 6 against Phoenix on Thursday, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
Caruso played just eight minutes in the first half after suffering a left ankle strain. He had tallied two points (1-3 FG), one rebound and one assist in his limited action. The 27-year-old's season could be over with the Lakers on the brink of elimination.
Caruso recorded 14 points (6-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt), three rebounds, three steals, two assists and a block across 30 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's win over the Warriors.
Caruso delivered an impressive performance off the bench and while he was unable to stand out in any category aside from scoring, posting double-digit figures for the third time over his last five appearances, he found a way to make his presence felt on both ends of the court. Dennis Schroder is healthy and should remain in the starting lineup going forward, but Caruso should see somewhere between 25 and 30 minutes off the bench easily.
Caruso (foot) is available for Sunday's game against the Pelicans.
Caruso missed the last two games due to a right foot injury, but he'll return to the court for the final game of the regular season. It's not yet clear how much playing time he'll see following his absence.
Caruso (foot) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against New Orleans.
Caruso hasn't seen the floor in the last two games due to a right foot injury, but he will likely be available Sunday if needed. Even if Caruso is available, the team may keep him on the bench or keep his minutes limited to avoid any further damage.
Caruso (foot) is expected to be available for Saturday's game against the Pacers, but coach Frank Vogel may hold him out so he can rest his injured right foot, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
With Dennis Schroder (COVID-19 protocols) back, Caruso can take some time off and rest up for the playoffs. He's been dealing with a sore foot for a while, but he's been playing through the issue.
Caruso (foot) is questionable for Saturday's contest against the Pacers.
Caruso sat out Wednesday's game due to the sore foot that's been bothering him for some time. Dennis Schroder (COVID-19 protocols) could return Saturday. If he does, that would limit Caruso's minutes if he's available.
Caruson (foot) is unavailable for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.
The 27-year-old started the past six games but will sit out Wednesday after exiting Tuesday's contest early with the foot injury. Talen Horton-Tucker, Ben McLemore and Wesley Matthews should see increased run in the backcourt for the Lakers.
Caruso (foot) is questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Rockets, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Caruso was forced to leave Tuesday's contest early due to the sore right foot that he's been dealing with lately, but he may be able to play Wednesday. On a positive note, LeBron James (ankle) is questionable, so a potential Caruso absence might not be as impactful as it otherwise would be with Dennis Schroder (COVID-19 protocols) still sidelined.
Caruso will not finish Tuesday's contest against the Knicks due to right foot soreness, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.
Caruso ends the game with two rebounds and two assists in seven minutes. He had been dealing with right foot soreness coming into Tuesday's game, but it hadn't prevented him from playing in any of the past five games, where he started and averaged 12.2 points, 5.0 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals. With Dennis Schroder (COVID-19 protocols) out for at least Wednesday's game against the Rockets, the Lakers will likely have to utilize more of Ben McLemore and Talen Horton-Tucker in the backcourt. On a positive note, LeBron James (ankle) is targeting Wednesday for a return.
Caruso logged 17 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-8 FT), eight assists, three rebounds and three steals across 32 minutes in Sunday's 123-110 win over the Suns.
Caruso's last two games were his best since Dennis Schroder's (COVID-19 protocols) departure from the starting five. The team will need to lean on Caruso until Schroder returns, but the veteran guard faces an uphill battle due to a lingering foot injury that is still causing issues with his mobility.
Caruso (foot) will be available for Sunday's game against Phoenix, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.
Caruso is still dealing with pain in his foot, but coach Frank Vogel confirmed that the guard will continue to play through the issue, as the team's training staff has said he can't make it any worse. Caruso played 35 minutes against Portland on Friday and finished with 18 points, six rebounds and two assists.
Caruso (foot) is questionable for Sunday's contest against the Suns, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
Caruso continues to deal with a foot injury but has played and started the past four games, and he's averaged 11.0 points, 4.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 29.5 minutes. If he's out Sunday, more minutes would be available for Wesley Matthews and Ben McLemore.
Caruso finished Friday's loss to the Trail Blazers with 18 points (8-16 FG, 2-2 3Pt), six rebounds and two assists across 35 minutes.
Entering the contest, there was some doubt about Caruso's availability for the game as a result of a sore right foot, but the guard was able to remain on the court down the stretch and ended up playing a season-high 35 minutes. He has taken on a bigger role for the club of late due to Dennis Schroder's (COVID-19 protocols) absence, starting each of the past four games. During that span, Caruso is averaging 11.0 points, 4.3 assists, 3.8 boards and 1.5 three-pointers per contest.
Caruso (foot) is available for Friday's game against the Trail Blazers, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.
Caruso will likely take on a starting role once again with Dennis Schroder (COVID-19 protocols) out Friday, but coach Frank Vogel acknowledged that Caruso is still sore. As a result, the 27-year-old could have a minutes restriction and might not be available for the entire game.
Caruso is questionable for Friday's contest against the Trail Blazers due to a right foot contusion, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.
Caruso has started at point guard each of the past three games with Dennis Schroder (COVID-19 protocols) out, and he's averaged 8.7 points, 5.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 27.7 minutes. If he's out Friday, the Lakers will not have a point guard available and may have to turn to Kyle Kuzma as a de facto point guard.
Caruso produced eight points (3-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven assists and two steals across 29 minutes in Thursday's 118-94 loss to the Clippers.
Caruso is an efficient replacement, but the Lakers need Dennis Schroder's excellent two-way skills back in the lineup. No one can offset the kind of production LeBron James and Anthony Davis can provide, but Schroder was partially responsible for keeping the team's head above water -- Caruso simply cannot provide a similar boost. While he'll deliver a decent assist total when he starts, Caruso will rarely light up the boards with a huge scoring total.
Caruso (back) compiled 11 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a blocked shot across 28 minutes in Monday's 93-89 win over the Lakers.
Caruso shed his injury tag and filled in again for Dennis Schroder (COVID-19 protocols), who will be out for at least 10 days. Schroder's absence will likely result in multiple starts for Caruso, with Talen Horton-Tucker taking over as the first guard off the bench.
Caruso (back) is starting Monday's game against Denver, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.
As expected, Caruso has been cleared to take the court for Monday evening's tilt. He'll make his second consecutive start for the Lakers.
Caruso (back) is listed as probable for Monday's game against Denver, Ryan Ward of Lakers Nation reports.
The Lakers continue to list several regulars as probable on a nightly basis for no real reason, but all are once again expected to play on the second half of a back-to-back. Caruso started Sunday's loss to the Raptors in place of Dennis Schroder (health and safety protocols) but was mostly ineffective, finishing with seven points, four rebounds and five assists in 26 minutes.
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