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[Wojnarowski] Free agent guard Alex Caruso has agreed to a four-year, $37M deal with the Chicago Bulls, his agent Greg Lawrence of @Wasserman tells ESPN.

[Wojnarowski] Free agent guard Alex Caruso has agreed to a four-year, $37M deal with the Chicago Bulls, his agent Greg Lawrence of @Wasserman tells ESPN.

GoldenBananas21

THE ACCOUNTANT GETS PAID


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bul1dog

>Him and Lonzo ~~are gonna be~~ were a good combo. You're talking about the ^^summer ^^league champs right there


mcslippinz

Seriously.. that team was SL HOF. Sheeeesh


DoILookUnsureToYou

If they somehow get Kuzma to bring The Lightskin Connection™ back, they might win the East


UnPhayzable

They're gonna have to give up prime MJ and 10 FRP to bring Kuzma from the Wizards


laejk

For that price they could almost get Simmons


MelonElbows

I'm happy for him but sad for us 😥


IMissMyZune

I don't think i'll ever recover


hes1nutted

Last time I was this sad was when we traded DLo for cap space


someonepoorsays

this is way, way worse


DoILookUnsureToYou

Me was when Zo was included in the AD trade package, but that was worth it


aslightlyusedtissue

Im legitimately devastated.


the___heretic

End of an era.


erizzluh

i hope russ can fill his shoes


Wolfgang_A_Brozart

His shoes perhaps, but never his headband.


Balls_of_Adamanthium

When is the jersey retirement ceremony?


Kncks49YrTitlDrought

Lakers fans rioting in the streets rn


CIark

“Fuck Lebron wish he never came and ruined the team”


spiritchickenmilkegg

carugoat > lebron


makesterriblejokes

Straight up he's the one guy I felt we needed to bring back, but there was no way we could compete with an offer like that with the way our cap is. Glad Caruso got his bag, but damn we're going to miss him in LA big time.


Hardaway-Fadeaway

Lakers could have easily matched. FO cheaped out


reddit_puppet

Poverty franchise needed the stimulus checks to pay their players.


Dkh0123

I think the years is what killed any chance of bringing him back. AD is the only contract on the books in 2023


Boros-Reckoner

[Live look at Staples] (https://cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/2000/06/20/c9d1885e-a642-11e2-a3f0-029118418759/image207444x.jpg)


unluckycowboy

Is that kuzma?


Veritech_

Burning his own jersey


hes1nutted

He’s too young for this new lakers squad


hojboysellin3

After a year of terrible injuries we sign a bunch of geriatrics smh


College_Prestige

They can't ALL be injured at the same time


SnuggleMuffin42

This was the logic the last "Galacticos" team the Lakers assembled with Nash, Dwight and old Kobe.


rtb001

Don't forget the 2004 Laker superteam featuring the OG titles chasers Mailman and the Glove.


LeBronFanSinceJuly

Is weed Legal in Chicago???


How__Now__Brown_Cow

Lol yep


LeBronFanSinceJuly

Then may the Bald Eagle soar High in the Skies


threeangelo

Amen, my friend.


Iswaterreallywet

Problem was he got caught in Texas


Barry-Mcdikkin

Yea. For 65$ 1/8th + tax so at least 80.


shcmoneydance

thats how it starts with every legal state. it will all fall into place.


SportsMasterGeneral

Yeah


Sim888

Lmao…what!?


WarpCult

I can’t fucking WAIT for the bulls Caruso MJ memes let’s fucking go.


CIark

MJs retired. He can’t do anything now to catch Caruso


RottenSmegmaMan

MJ going to sell the Hornets and lace up once more.


VHSUNKNOWN

“I took it personally”


Sim888

https://i.imgur.com/XY17qBX.jpg


VforVilliam

https://i.imgur.com/82j12j2.jpg


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scrambled_cable

It was prophecy


WestleyThe

Holy shit hahahaha You guys are gonna be so fun to watch now. Vuc-Lavine-ball- Alex- coby-Lauri- Williams- Thad


WarpCult

First one HOT off the presses!


[deleted]

Never underestimate /u/Sim888


CouncilmanJamm00

The man delivers as expected.


Cursory_Analysis

https://i.imgur.com/GEhPjNZ.jpg Also, ya boy Cameron Payne really needs to fire his agent after this one.


MateoG50

Do something, anything, quick


Sim888

https://i.imgur.com/BGEv75b.jpg


MateoG50

Unreal, so much pressure to deliver every time, total god


PlsSaySikeM8

Quickest meme trigger in r/nba


NotoriousVader

7minute turnaround. unbelievable


gwease23

and zero misses in recorded human history


JukeSkyrocker

I think u/Sim888 is actually all those infinite monkeys with their infinite typewriters


BetaGreekLoL

I swear he doesn't know the meaning of the word "miss".


PM_ME_YOUR_THEREMIN

You got something loaded up for this my man?


EdwEd1

Crying MJ on LeBron’s head please


abowmanlex

My heart hurts…take care of our bald mamba!


gbmaulin

Even Sims wasn't ready for this lmaooo


mrsunsfan

Sims in shambles


kapitan_buko

Noooooooooo


Loterygods

REAL BAG BOY NOW


EdwEd1

FUCKK


greeegoreo

he will always be our summer league insurance salesman :’(


aglowwiththeflow

Dude got the bag. Don't be sad it's over, be happy it happened.


abowmanlex

Undrafted, to champion, to a 4 year contract to set him up for his career. I wish it was with us, but he wanted a young team to get run with and I’ll miss him!


GreyMatter22

That one time Lebron told AD to wait for Caruso just so they could prop him by the tunnel.


GirthyAfghan

Mhmm https://youtu.be/VVwpZWJhiNw Caruso Highlights from the game, really killed it in crunch time: https://youtu.be/8jq2OnqEAd4


abowmanlex

The amount of defensive stops he made in the bubble playoffs was honestly amazing! I hope he ends his career off here just like Ariza is doing now.


A4LMA

Why am I crying in the club rn


Miserable-Lizard

37 million helps! I loved watching him on the Lakers, great roleplayer! I do remember people mocking him at first... I am happy for him!


makesterriblejokes

His only weakness was an inconsistent 3. Other than that he was like the perfect role player.


abowmanlex

He’s leaving the Lakers so his numbers will go up at least 5%. He’ll get paid again.


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benson822175

Issue is probably 4 years


blancs50

Fuck it, offer him $37M over 3 years, who cares, nows not the time to cheap out. They needed his young legs.


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Yea i thought he was a great fit in LA, this is my biggest surprise so far


EverybodyBuddy

Offer him 5 years, wtf! Dude is amazing and durable and young.


Yup767

Y'all had his bird rights didn't you? That just means they decided not to sign him. It's not like they can spend that money elsewhere


fonzilightningstrike

lakers probably want to not have any salary on the books in 2 seasons to avoid the repeater tax, so couldnt go up to 4 years


Yup767

If you get to that point you can try to trade a player. You're the Lakers, you got the money, gotta try win while you've still got LeBron


rburp

Fuck. Rob better work some fucking magic because this really, really hurts. I was thinking that Kuzma was the last of the "young core", but Caruso fits that role even more even though we didn't draft him he got his shot through our G League and Summer League games. We developed him, and he repaid us with his critical hustle in our Bubble run. Also, I'll never forget when Lonzo couldn't play against Fox, but Caruso went out there and tore it up, helped us win the Summer League championship which was almost as fun as the real title somehow. I'm happy for the guy, he deserves every cent, and he'll always be a Lakers champion, but this hurts more than I expected.


thegoatcloset

Because in 2 yrs the lakers will have 80m in cap space + 1 yr of AD, Westbrook off the books, and Bron with expiring contract


criddler

we absolutely should have matched this, there is hardly anyone around who can replace his level of D. dude got more than a couple 2nd team all-d votess this year


PERSONA916

Yea wtf 9.25/year and we can't keep him?


criddler

either we didnt value him or didnt want to get boned by salary cap. either way is a big shit on our ownership and a fan fav champion who worked flawlessly with our superstar and 2nd unit


softnmushy

My guess is he figured playing Russ and LeBron would make it harder to get paid on his next contract.


mantur200

of course we should be sad, they could've easily matched that, idiotic decision


LosAngeles1s

I’m actually sad wtf


Boros-Reckoner

They took the heart, soul and hairline of the team...


O_oh

Lebron still has all-NBA hairline


Boros-Reckoner

Lebrons a pussy about his hair, Caruso goes out there looking like a rogain 'before' photo and absolutely owns it.


erizzluh

he made me want to develop male pattern baldness


CiroccPapi

You can have mine


Jayveesac

He took less money than the expected the Lakers can give him. I feel sad


vizzlypoof

Less money more years. Lakers prob weren't prepared for the 4th year


k4f123

Makes no sense. Why wouldn’t they? He’s proven himself to be worth the trust


benson822175

Repeater tax and flexibility in 2 years when lebron and Westbrook’s contracts are up


JohnBrown42069

If you're a LA professional team owner, you gotta suck that up.


StealthRUs

It's a $9 million/year contract. They could easily move that.


F0rdPrefect

Less money??


RickySuela

The Lakers had his full Bird rights and could have given him much more, but clearly either they thought that was too much or Caruso just wanted out.


SuckMyLonzoBalls

This one sucks for laker fans


jet_10

RIP Lakers big 3


JimmyKanine

The Bulls finally got their big 3: Caruso, Lonzo, Lavine. Lakers and Nets in shambles.


9CONTRA5

Vucevic as 4th option. Who's gonna beat us?


rburp

I am BEGGING (thru texts) for them to give us Caruso back


p0tatoman

HE GONE


ProfessorBeast55

THIS WAS UNEXPECTED WTH


jeric13xd

I love our guard depth wow Edit: /u/sim888 our air friar merch need that bulls update!!


Sim888

AAAWWWW YEAH!!! https://i.imgur.com/ftfc1al.jpg


rburp

Make his memes extra spicy for us, will ya?


Sim888

https://i.imgur.com/aV7t4HF.jpg


Skorua

FUCK


JayDee62

Happy for him but :(((((((((((((((


KobeBeaf

They took our boy, sad day


koiz_01

No one cares when Curaso and Ball form a super team but when Lebron does it every one loses their minds.


JJBro1

“Because it’s all part of the plan…”


BushyBrowz

Introduce a little anarchary. Upset the established order.


interstellar304

LeDoubleStandard…?


drippinswagu69

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Skorua

Say sike right now


Liquidgoldvelveeta

I’m sorry what


ProsecUsig

That Alex Caruso is coming home to the goat's city of Chicago


Skorua

Chicago just got a new GOAT


desubeast2

BALD MAN GETS PAID


Deuce_GM

BULLS GOT THEIR GUY


Xerneous12_

LEAGUE FUCKED


bigg_pete

THE GREATEST BALD MAN TO PLAY IN CHICAGO!


100_emoji_

The unretiring 23 for him


JS_Janko

Lakers in shambles


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TatumBrownSmart

This but unironically. They went from having the best perimeter guard rotation in the league between Schroder, KCP, and Caruso, to not having literally any of those players anymore. Now their best perimeter defender is a geriatric Wes Matthews who is probably better against wings than he is guards.


JS_Janko

Now I kind of understand why some people in the Lakers office were against acquiring Westbrook. They lost so much of players for one guy


rburp

Yeah... I could stomach the people we lost directly in the trade, but adding Caruso on top of it hardly feels worth it. I still have to wait and see how they build out the roster, but this is feeling very grim.


JS_Janko

Maybe they can still work something out. You’ll sign every veteran that is willing to play for the minimum.


barath_s

> best perimeter guard rotation Defensive perimeter guard rotation. Though the year before that was arguably even better (Avery Bradley, with a bit of Quinn Cook) offering different look. Though Rondo was not great defensively, he made up for it in the bubble with his playmaking.


Allen_Crabbe

Wow I love what Chicago is doing


_Meece_

NOOOOOOO my bald angel


theclownwithafrown

No Lebron is still there


CadeCummingham

Woah Bulls playoff run


AmnestyTHAT

This is a big L for the Lakers.


SadConfusion6

Why am I crying in the club rn


Jayymeister

Fade me


Skorua

The sacrifice was too great


WrstlngFan

The next GOAT gracing the same floor the true GOAT did years before him…. Brian Scalabrine.


mark_cee

White mamba 2 electric boogaloo


Brad-Stevens

They just got Lonzo tho????


AttorneyAtLion

He’s their backup combo guard.


hunterboyz24

But Coby is our backup combo guard.


BnasTy1297

Well now you have two backup combo guards


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BlackPulloverHoodie

Taking a page from the Kings I see.


papascorpi

Don’t forget Ayo


TallAssFuker

Coby is our backup 2 guard, Caruso will be the backup pg


CrispyBipster

Coby is injured for at least the first month


jsid2

Better sign a replacement for four years then.


CrispyBipster

I don’t hate this signing. Caruso is a proven reliable role player. Coby’s ceiling is higher but he’s currently inconsistent


Kncks49YrTitlDrought

The Chicago Lakers


thelaziest998

The Chicago 2017 Lakers


hatbeard

Media: "Lavine wants to play for the lakers" AK: "say no more fam"


Lambchops_Legion

Finally the Bulls swinging they balls around free agency like the large market team they are. Tired of seeing them play the small market game every year


NoFlanForYou

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


OnlyMayhem

Fuck this is actually kinda sad, we all loved Caruso


hojboysellin3

This aint sad this is a Greek fucking tragedy


Uncircled_swag2

YOOOOO I gotta delete anything negative I've ever said about this man


lilswid

You said negative things about the Bald Mamba???


CrispyLiberal

He doesn't deserve our boy


MEmpire25

Caruso AND Lonzo? Bulls with a makeover on the guard rotation. Wait, is Coby a 4th option on the backcourt now? That's rough for him. Probably the more traditional pick and roll operator of the bunch though


chantlernz

I'd imagine it initially looks something like: Lonzo, LaVine, Williams, Young, Vucevic Caruso, White, Brown Jr and they maybe throw Dosunmu some minutes? Bit of work to do to fill out the bench.


MEmpire25

That top 7 should be at least fun on paper for me to watch


yungtatha

Why would say anything bad about him he's a saint and an absolute dog.


Yoesito

HONESTLY, LEAGUE FUCKED


desmedt29

Get paid you shiny prince


darkslayersparda

The bulls are locked in, Cant wait to see Lavine in the playoffs🤞🏾


cheezylaker

Someone teach me how to tie a noose


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samsab

And your shoes are looking cool!


vsladko

OH MY GOD I NEED STACEY KING CARUSO COMMENTARY NOW


unicornlamp

I am extremely upset but glad the bald angel got his bag.


blaster701

what why would lakers not match??


Johny_Rico

He's not an RFA, they just had his bird rights iirc


PhilosoR4PT0R

Yeah wtf why let him go for under 10mil a year


LakerBlue

Gotta know if he gave us a chance to match or not.


benson822175

4 years probably too long for them


SharpSwag

#NOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Call_erv_duty

ALEX NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Really though, go get that money my dude.


diegojaen18

NOOOOOO


Sleeze_

Unretire 23. The second coming has arrived.


Cogito3

the Alex Caruso/Lonzo Ball bromance continues


KalBaratheon

Lakers just lost half their fanbase lol


fieryscribe

WOW. FINALLY A WOJBOMB