The disturbing remarks of a Laker on the Caruso file!


Chicago Bulls NBA full-back Alex Caruso opened up about the ridiculous duress constantly faced by former Los Angeles Lakers teammate LeBron James

Patrick McDermott / Kevork Djansezian

The home meeting against the Bulls on Monday allowed the Lakers to find some well-known faces in the franchise. Among them is Alex Caruso, who was the subject of an unexpected statement from an LA starter regarding his offseason departure!

More than any other team, the trip to Staples Center to face the Lakers was symbolic for the Bulls. A fashionable team at the start of the season, Chicago bases its victories on an alloy of players with a very special relationship with Los Angeles. All three linked directly or indirectly to the Californian metropolis, DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso also shone on the Angelenos lands on Monday.

While DeRozan (38 points, 6 assists) and Ball (27 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists) blackened the stat sheet, Caruso did what he can do best. Set back in terms of scoring compared to its teammates (0 points), the Bald Eagle was able to compensate for this production by working in the shadows at all times. His 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 interceptions do not even allow to summarize his impact on the meeting, easily won by the men of Billy Donovan (summary here).

Talen Horton-Tucker frustrated by Caruso’s departure?

AC Fresh’s defensive science and game intelligence would no doubt have done the Purple & Gold a great service, both against the Bulls and since the start of the season. LA executives chose to let him go this summer, however, unwilling to accede to the wage demands of their rear. A finding that seems to distress Talen Horton-Tucker, in view of his punchy remarks towards his front office.

THT on his matchup against Alex Caruso: “It was fun apart from the fact that we lost. It’s always fun to face a former teammate. AC is a great player, and he brings a lot to his team. I’m just happy for him that he’s getting what he deserves. That’s all I can say, really. « 

A reference to the love and recognition enjoyed by Carushow in Chi-Town, but also certainly to the contract signed by the latter with his new franchise. A contract on which Rob Pelinka did not wish to align, and which therefore pushed the Bald Mamba far from the City of Angels. If the neo-Bull does not seem to regret this departure at all, the lack is felt in his former young partner!

Too stingy to keep Alex Caruso, the Lakers suffered his wrath on Monday. A « revenge game » which obviously gave rise to some remorse in Talen Horton-Tucker!



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