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The Oklahoma City Thunder have acquired guard Alex Caruso from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for guard Josh Giddey.

Shams Charania, Darnell Mayberry, and Tobias Bass of The Athletic reported the trade on Thursday, highlighting Caruso’s defensive prowess and contributions over the past three seasons with the Bulls.

Caruso, aged 30, averaged 10.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in 71 games this season for Chicago.

The Thunder, aiming to regain their position as top contenders in the Western Conference, will integrate Caruso into their lineup.

In return, the Bulls receive Giddey, the sixth overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, known for his versatility and impactful performances.

Giddey started 80 games last season for the Thunder, averaging 12.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game.

The trade comes as the Bulls adjust their strategy following Lonzo Ball’s absence due to knee surgeries.