Alex Caruso
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Alex Caruso will assume the role of a primary playmaker for the Los Angeles Lakers in the coming games as both LeBron James and Dennis Schroder are out.

According to Caruso’s teammate Andre Drummond, the point guard is much better than the general perception of him. “Alex [Caruso] is a far better point guard than people give him credit for,” he said ahead of the Clippers game.

“He’s a very good floor general… Alex has been a great leader for us too. He brings us all in when it comes to the huddles. He’s always in constant communication with everybody on the team. So I think making his job easier will be fun for me.

“Obviously, he’s not a guy that’s going to break somebody off one-on-one. So getting pick and roll and having that game with him is a chemistry thing that I need to build with him.

“Just spending some time with him watching film and practice to learn where he likes his pick and rolls and when he wants them, what hand he likes to use when he goes for layups when I seal to close off that area for him. So it’s just many different variables of his game that I can help him with to make him better.”