Rumor: Bulls need to be blown away to trade Alex Caruso; little interest for a DeMar DeRozan deal

If another team is actually going to land Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso via trade ahead of the league’s 3 p.m. ET deadline on deals this Thursday, Feb. 8, it will not be a steal for whatever club ponies up the steep asking price we are hearing Chicago is demanding for the 3-and-D specialist.

Per recent reporting from the Chicago Sun’s Joe Cowley relates that “there have been plenty of calls about Alex Caruso, but the front office would need an offer that completely blew them away to trade” the in-demand guard to another team. “There have been talks about DeMar DeRozan, but nothing substantial,” writes Cowley.

It remains to be seen whether the Bulls roll the dice on DeRozan given he can leave for nothing in free agency this coming offseason,

But there is a solid case for retaining Caruso should they be able to extract some assets elsewhere to fuel a retool of the roster. And we won’t have long to wait to find out what direction Arturas Karnisovas et al. decide to take.

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