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Knicks Reportedly Made An ‘Aggressive Push’ For Alex Caruso

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The New York Knicks are one of the NBA’s rising teams, and they could be just one or two pieces away from being a legitimate championship contender.

They captivated the Big Apple by finishing with the second seed in the Eastern Conference and making it to Game 7 of the second round of the playoffs, and their immediate future looks bright.

In an effort to become legitimate championship contenders, the Knicks reportedly tried to trade for guard Alex Caruso before the Chicago Bulls traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder, another promising team that is quickly on the rise, per NBACentral.

The New York Knicks made an aggressive push for Alex Caruso, offering draft capital, before Chicago decided to trade him to Oklahoma City, per @KCJHoop

“League sources indicated that the New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings both offered draft capital to the Bulls in packages… pic.twitter.com/ExR23fqPWs

— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) June 25, 2024

Caruso is an outstanding defender who has been named to one of the NBA’s All-Defensive teams in both of the last two seasons, and he has made himself into a solid 3-point shooter as well.

He was traded to Oklahoma City for Josh Giddey, a versatile forward who was the No. 6 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.

The Knicks already have good off-guard depth in the form of Josh Hart, Donte DiVincenzo, and Alec Burks, but Burks is about to become a free agent just days from now.

Caruso would’ve certainly fit in with their culture, which is based on defense, hustle and outworking opponents on a consistent basis.

One decision the Knicks will have to make is whether they feel power forward Julius Randle is the second star they need to contend for the NBA championship.

While he has made the All-Star team in three of the last four seasons, his shot selection and decision-making are seen as questionable.

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