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Bulls Reportedly Rejected 1 Significant Trade Offer For Alex Caruso

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The Chicago Bulls just made the first move to head into their next era.

Moving on from Alex Caruso was as tough as it was necessary, and while some think they could’ve gotten a better return for his services, he was about to enter the final year of his contract.

Landing a young and promising player who also fits their biggest need, such as Josh Giddey, was a big win for the Bulls.

More than that, it seems like they were really high on him, as they turned down a very interesting offer from the Sacramento Kings.

According to a report by Anthony Slater, the Kings offered the No. 13 pick in exchange for Caruso (via NBA Central).

The Chicago Bulls rejected the Sacramento Kings’ trade offer of the No. 13 overall pick in exchange for Alex Caruso, per @anthonyVslater

Instead, they decided to trade for Josh Giddey

“The Kings already tried to use it for a significant roster upgrade. They were close to a… pic.twitter.com/M3M234HDfQ

— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) June 24, 2024

Apparently, the trade offer included more than just the first-round selection, which is why some around the league were surprised to see the Bulls turning it down.

The Kings clearly have no interest in using that pick, which is far from a surprise.

This draft class isn’t exactly stacked with talent, and there aren’t that many feasible options below the top, at least when it comes to getting something more than role players.

Sacramento wants to get back to the playoffs after putting an end to the drought two seasons ago, and adding a top-notch defender like Caruso alongside Davion Mitchell would’ve allowed them to put opposing teams in jail during some stretches.

Now, it’ll be interesting to see whether they stay put and pick at No. 13 or find a trade partner to bolster their roster with a win-now piece.

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