Caruso made his summer league debut during Tuesday's 89-74 loss to the Heat, tallying eight points (3-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), two rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block across 22 minutes.
Caruso was previously playing for Team USA at the FIBA World Cup qualifying games, so he wasn't able to join the Lakers' summer league team until Tuesday. He immediately jumped into a significant role off the bench, but was sloppy with the ball, turning it over a team-high six times. Considering the amount of games Caruso has already played this offseason, it wouldn't be surprising if he was shut down for Thursday's Sacramento Summer League finale, though additional word on that may not come until game day. Caruso played in 37 contests for the Lakers last year as a rookie, averaging 15.2 minutes per game.
Caruso was unable to play in the team's summer league opener Monday, as he had been playing for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup qualifying games earlier this week. However, he's since rejoined his team and is expected on the court for Tuesday's contest. Considering he just recently took part in multiple games, it's unclear just how big of a role Caruso will play in his summer league debut.
Caruso found his way through the G League for most of the season to the starting point guard for the Lakers at season's end. The former Texas A&M standout's most productive game of the year came on the final day of the regular season when he dropped a career high 15 points and added seven rebounds at the Clippers. Caruso will probably find himself on a G League team next year but it won't be surprising if he can somehow land a two-way contract.
Caruso compiled six points (2-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, three assists and one steal across 16 minutes in Sunday's 112-97 loss to the Jazz.
Caruso continues to draw starts at point guard in the absence of Lonzo Ball (knee), but he typically cedes the majority of minutes to reserve Tyler Ennis. Such was the case again Sunday, as the 24-year-old saw less than 20 minutes for the fourth straight game. Even when Caruso has hit the 30-minute mark lately -- which has occurred in two games -- he's still taken no more than seven shot attempts, keeping his offensive contributions capped. Given his limited role, Caruso isn't much of a DFS consideration even if he continues drawing starts over the final two games of the season.
Caruso drew the start in place of Lonzo Ball (knee) and went for seven points (3-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt), four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 30 minutes in Sunday's 84-83 loss to the Kings.
The 24-year-old followed up a Friday start in which he'd p put up similarly modest numbers with another serviceable but unspectacular line. Caruso actually did more as a rebounder than facilitator, and his seven shot attempts reflect his abbreviated and secondary role in the offense despite the starting role. Assuming Ball remains sidelined, t remains to be seen if coach Luke Walton will give Caruso another run with the first unit in Tuesday's matchup against the Jazz or turn to Josh Hart, who logged 26 minutes off the bench Sunday.
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