Chicago Bulls injury report update reveals the availability of Alex Caruso ahead of important clash versus Nets.
Alex Caruso has been an integral part of the high-flying Bulls this season. The 27-year-old is averaging 8.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game this season off the bench. His impressive displays have put him firmly in contention for the 6MOY award.
Moreover, he is averaging 2 steals per game, which is right up there in the steals leaderboards. Just to be put things into perspective, the Bulls have a defensive rating of 108.7 when he is on the court, and 110.7 when is off it, which is nearly dead last in the league.
.@ACFresh21 is ready to get his hand back in the cookie jar 🍪
He’s averaging 2.0 SPG (second in NBA) for the Bulls this season 🔥 pic.twitter.com/6CklHFT7LC
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) January 11, 2022
The Chicago Bulls were on a 9-game winning streak before falling to the Dallas Mavericks. However, they quickly bounced back with a victory over the lowly Detroit Pistons ahead of their matchup vs the Nets.
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What is the current status of Alex Caruso ahead of their matchup against the Brooklyn Nets?
Fan favourite Alex Caruso will miss the game against the Nets due to NBA’s health and safety protocols. The 27-year-old was actually all to set to return from a foot injury against the Mavericks. However, he was almost immediately placed under the league’s safety protocols.
— Matt Zahn (@mattzahnsports) January 5, 2022
While DeMar DeRozan and Zach Lavine have taken all the spotlight for the Bulls this season with All-Star-type seasons, their guard Caruso has quietly grown into one of the most important members of the team.
Alex Caruso had 6 steals tonight, tying a career-high.
He leads the NBA in steals per game. He’s doing that off the bench. pic.twitter.com/G5YP8g4ULL
— StatMuse (@statmuse) November 11, 2021
The Bulls enter the contest against Brooklyn as slight favourites. One can expect the guard duo of Ayo Dosunmo and Coby White to take up some of the workload as Caruso is sidelined for the contest.