Would a trade that sends Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso to the Oklahoma City Thunder make sense to the Bulls’ front office? Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley recently floated a swap that would see Caruso dealt to OKC for Alex Pokusevski, Tre Mann, and a pair of first-rounders that feels like a good value to Chicago from where we sit.
Buckley’s rationale is that Caruso “could add another dynamic element to (the Thunder’s) defensive backcourt, and he’d have no trouble finding an offensive fit as an unselfish glue guy. On the other side of the deal, the B/R analyst suggests that if the Bulls did pull the trigger on a deal like this, that it “would almost certainly be part of a larger teardown of this team” and future-focused, as this package would be.
“Even if they have no plans for Pokusevski, who’s hardly played this season, they could be drawn to Mann’s shot-making,” writes Buckley.
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“Plus, both incoming draft picks would have a non-zero chance of landing in the late lottery.”