Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo is guarded by Chicago's Alex Caruso, left, DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic, right in Sunday's NBA playoff game
The Chicago Bulls could be sellers before the February 9, 2023 NBA trade deadline. GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA via AFP / JONATHAN DANIEL


  • Alex Caruso could be an interesting player up for grabs before the NBA trade deadline
  • The Bulls continue to search for a solution to check their struggles this season
  • Lonzo Ball claims his knee is improving but has yet to participate in basketball activities

The Chicago Bulls are in a state of turmoil, and there is a growing belief that there will be players leaving Windy City.

At the top of the list is Zach LaVine, someone who appears to be at odds with head coach Billy Donovan.

More so, there seems to be an on-court disconnect between him and DeMar DeRozan, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Summing all these up, it seems reasonable to think that the Bulls may shop LaVine at some point before the February 9, 2023 NBA trade deadline.

Although there are claims that the Bulls may undergo changes in the backcourt, LaVine is not the one being mentioned.

Rather, it is Alex Caruso being singled out by an unnamed NBA executive from the Eastern Conference in a report by Sean Devery of

The unnamed general manager claims that the 28-year-old guard has a contract that teams like.

This is a two-year deal worth $19 million after the current NBA season.

Given his stock, there is no question that Caruso would be a welcome addition to any team.

He has proven that with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Bulls, making the most of any role given to him.

The anonymous insider also bared that Caruso has good trade value and has roughly 15 teams interested in him if the Bulls were to put him on the block.

At 12-18, the Bulls are in a position that pundits never expected them to be.

Not helping the cause of Chicago is the fact that Lonzo Ball continues to be out on account of an injury.

Ball continues to rehab his knee but remains not ready to spring back into action.

Speaking to reporters, Ball divulged seeing some improvement, but the 25-year-old cager has yet to participate in basketball activities.

"It's been a crazy journey, crazy therapy," Ball said on Wednesday, December 21. "Everything is just trying to get back on the court. Unfortunately, I'm not there yet."

Alex Caruso
Alex Caruso could be on the move if the Chicago Bulls make him available. Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images