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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:30 am    Post subject:

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Neither Caruso or Ennis have a place on a winning NBA team. They wouldn't be on most NBA rosters, even as a third stringer.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:37 am    Post subject:

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Neither Caruso or Ennis have a place on a winning NBA team. They wouldn't be on most NBA rosters, even as a third stringer.


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He's borderline but he is young and has time to improve some. I won't count him out. IMO he could be a 3rd team "system-type" guard. Again, time will tell.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:52 pm    Post subject:

1 more game until this thread is locked.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:53 pm    Post subject:

Caruso is still a rookie, he can have bad games
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:57 pm    Post subject:

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Caruso is still a rookie, he can have bad games


LMAO

Do you honestly think he belongs in the league? He's slow, he can't defend, he can't shoot and he can't create. Josh Hart has bad games, Kuzma has bad games, Caruso is just bad.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:00 pm    Post subject:

Caruso isn't a terrible defender. I'd say he's average. He also manages the ball okay. However, in the NBA, if you don't add value somewhere, even with just one go to skill set, you can't last. Sure, he can still improve, but he isn't an NBA player. I suppose he could be a 3rd stringer, but that's his limit right now, if that.

If we plan to compete next year, we need a legit backup PG. That's not Caruso, nor Ennis.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:51 pm    Post subject:

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Caruso or Ennis? Which one do you guys prefer to have for next season?


It really depends on if the Lakers can bring in even 1 big name player..

Ennis has been really aggressive and has been doing great the last few games, he has NBA experience and I am fine with him returning as the bench PG next season.

Caruso may have a few good steals and hit a few shots, but his play in general (including his turnovers), fully illustrate why he should NOT be on the Lakers bench next year, unless of course their plan is to win 30 games again..
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:00 pm    Post subject:

He's a good player imo and definitely belongs in the nba
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:17 am    Post subject:

He definitely regressed later in the season, probably hit the "rookie wall". He's not a bad backup. Let's see how much he improves this summer.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:18 am    Post subject:

As a 3rd string PG I can easily see him in the NBA.
Decent athleticism, can defend and pass the ball.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject:

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Ex-Cat Aaron Harrison, who plays for the Stockton, Calif., Kings is one of 14 players invited to the USA World Cup Qualifying Team training camp that will get underway on June 20 in Houston.

Other familiar names in tryouts are ex-Texas A&M Aggie Alex Caruso of the South Bay Lakers and ex-Duke Blue Devil Amile Jefferson of the Iowa Wolves.

Twelve players will make the team and play in the FIBA World Cup Qualifying games. The U.S. is set to play Mexico on June 28 in Mexico City and Cuba on July 1 in Havana.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:15 pm    Post subject:

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Ex-Cat Aaron Harrison, who plays for the Stockton, Calif., Kings is one of 14 players invited to the USA World Cup Qualifying Team training camp that will get underway on June 20 in Houston.

Other familiar names in tryouts are ex-Texas A&M Aggie Alex Caruso of the South Bay Lakers and ex-Duke Blue Devil Amile Jefferson of the Iowa Wolves.

Twelve players will make the team and play in the FIBA World Cup Qualifying games. The U.S. is set to play Mexico on June 28 in Mexico City and Cuba on July 1 in Havana.



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:06 pm    Post subject:

Alex Caruso Chosen for USA Basketball's World Cup Team Training Camp

https://www.nba.com/lakers/releases/180611-alex-caruso-chosen-for-usa-basketball-world-cup-team-training-camp

EL SEGUNDO Ė Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso was among one of 14 players chosen to participate in the USA World Cup Qualifying Team training camp June 20-26, USA Basketball announced today. The training will be used to select the 12-man team for the USAís World Cup Qualifying third-window games including Mexico on June 28 in Mexico City and Cuba on July 1 in Havana.

Caruso averaged 19.0 points, 7.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game in his first season with the South Bay Lakers, en route to All-NBA G League Second Team Honors and a second-place finish in NBA G League Defensive Player of the Year voting. Signed to a two-way contract prior to the 2017-18 season, the Texas A&M product saw action in 37 games with the Los Angeles Lakers where he averaged 3.6 points and 2.0 assists per game.

Jeff Van Gundy, who led the USA to a 5-0 record and the gold medal at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup and has led the USA to a 4-0 record in the first two windows of the World Cup Qualifiers, returns as head coach. NBA G League Erie Bayhawks head coach Josh Longstaff and former Georgetown University coach John Thompson III will serve as USA assistant coaches.

The USA will hold training camp June 20-26 in Houston, and the team is expected to be announced prior to the teamís departure for Mexico on June 26. The player selections are made by the USA Basketball Menís World Cup Qualifying Team Committee.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject:

Good job, Pope! He also has a good chance of coming back on his two-way deal next season.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:42 pm    Post subject:

Will he be back in time to join our summer league and defend the title?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:15 pm    Post subject:

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Alex Caruso Chosen for USA Basketball's World Cup Team Training Camp

https://www.nba.com/lakers/releases/180611-alex-caruso-chosen-for-usa-basketball-world-cup-team-training-camp

EL SEGUNDO Ė Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso was among one of 14 players chosen to participate in the USA World Cup Qualifying Team training camp June 20-26, USA Basketball announced today. The training will be used to select the 12-man team for the USAís World Cup Qualifying third-window games including Mexico on June 28 in Mexico City and Cuba on July 1 in Havana.

Caruso averaged 19.0 points, 7.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game in his first season with the South Bay Lakers, en route to All-NBA G League Second Team Honors and a second-place finish in NBA G League Defensive Player of the Year voting. Signed to a two-way contract prior to the 2017-18 season, the Texas A&M product saw action in 37 games with the Los Angeles Lakers where he averaged 3.6 points and 2.0 assists per game.

Jeff Van Gundy, who led the USA to a 5-0 record and the gold medal at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup and has led the USA to a 4-0 record in the first two windows of the World Cup Qualifiers, returns as head coach. NBA G League Erie Bayhawks head coach Josh Longstaff and former Georgetown University coach John Thompson III will serve as USA assistant coaches.

The USA will hold training camp June 20-26 in Houston, and the team is expected to be announced prior to the teamís departure for Mexico on June 26. The player selections are made by the USA Basketball Menís World Cup Qualifying Team Committee.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:00 pm    Post subject:

LA has Caruso under a 2-way deal this year which comes at a zero cap hit. I expect his deal to get converted at some point this season.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:40 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:18 am    Post subject:

Laker's Fan wrote:
LA has Caruso under a 2-way deal this year which comes at a zero cap hit. I expect his deal to get converted at some point this season.


So Caruso and Newman are the 2-way deal this season? Or Caruso has to sign a new 2-way deal?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:26 am    Post subject:

Caruso didn't get Wally Pipped in the draft at least. Live to survive another day, Pope Alex!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:32 am    Post subject:

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LA has Caruso under a 2-way deal this year which comes at a zero cap hit. I expect his deal to get converted at some point this season.


So Caruso and Newman are the 2-way deal this season? Or Caruso has to sign a new 2-way deal?

Caruso will graduate to the 15-man roster this year. That third string PG spot is his to lose, IMO.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:47 am    Post subject:

Alex Caruso Chosen for USA Basketball's World Cup Qualifying Team
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso was chosen for the official 12-member USA team that will participate in the upcoming FIBA World Cup Qualifying third-window games against Mexico City on June 28 in Mexico City and Cuba on July 1 in Havana.


https://www.nba.com/lakers/releases/180625-alex-caruso-chosen-for-usa-basketball-world-cup-qualifying-team
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:14 am    Post subject:

atta boy Alex...

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:58 am    Post subject:

Good job.
Team USA should improve your game.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:11 pm    Post subject:

AC doesn't get a lot of love compared to Hart or the new rookies but the summer league team really benefits from his D, hustle, and ability to organize the offense. Think he's going to be helpful next year in a 3rd string role in spot minutes on the main squad.
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