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The Chicago Bulls (5-11) find themselves in a challenging position early in the season, leading to speculation about possible shakeups, including a rumored trade involving star Zach LaVine.

Amid these talks, Alex Caruso, a player who has garnered trade interest, was asked about the need for change within the team. Caruso responded, “A ‘shakeup’ is so general. If we win those close games early, who knows how we feel about this.”

In an interview with Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic, Caruso stressed the importance of maintaining an internal optimistic perspective in professional sports, especially in basketball where teams play numerous games throughout the season.

He added, “We’re not even 20 percent of the way through the season. I don’t know if shakeup is the right word for it. But definitely just some changes to our daily routine and changes to our daily habits.”

Caruso highlighted the significance of consistency, a theme the team has discussed, emphasizing the need for internal changes to address their struggles.

While acknowledging the early-season challenges, Caruso expressed confidence in the team’s ability to turn things around, stating, “You kind of got to be an internal optimist with professional sports, especially basketball.”

As trade rumors circulate around key players like LaVine, Caruso’s insights provide a glimpse into the team’s mindset and the ongoing discussions about potential changes.