3 potential shooting guard trade targets heading into the Trade Deadline: Alex Caruso
One could make the argument that Alex Caruso is the biggest acquisition on this list and I push back too much on that. Let's be clear. Caruso isn't an All-Star level player, but he is a star in his role as a 3-and-D guard. In fact, it wouldn't be too bold to state that Caruso is one of the best role players in the NBA, if not the best role player.
He's an elite defender who can guard up positions and is an elite 3-point shooter. This season, he's averaging a career-high 10.1 points as well as 3.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.3 steals. He's converting 48.7 percent from the floor and 40.9 percent from behind the arc.
Let's be clear, it's unclear if the Chicago Bulls would be willing to trade the elite role player. The team is currently 23-26 and is in the play-in tournament at the nineth spot. However, if they did, the trade below would be possible.
The Bulls get three pieces to build a future with Jaden Springer, Paul Reed, and a 2026 first-round pick. That's pretty good value for a role player. The Sixers are left thin at the center position here, however, the assumption in this scenario would probably make another move to get another center.