In a Q&A interview with Bryan Kalbrosky of the HoopsHype, the Los Angeles Lakers point guard Alex Caruso, who signed to a two-year, $5.5 million deal this offseason, discussed lots of topics, including his catch-and-shoot game and LeBron James’s underappreciated passing skills:
“With LeBron, it’s pretty easy. He’s such a good passer. That’s probably his most underrated skill that people forget about because he’s such a dominant, physical presence and he can score the ball so well. He’s really one of the most elite passers in the game. I know any time he’s got the ball, the ball might be thrown to me so I have to be ready.
I think it’s a mix of putting the time in the gym and just being confident and knowing when I will be getting shots. I have to always be ready to shoot. The goal for this year is just to build off the success I had. There was nothing special about last year that I did. There was no crazy secret. I just got shots up in the gym and whenever the game came, I got in the right spots and was ready to shoot.
With the addition of guys like AD, who is going to draw more attention, I need to be confident and step it up and shoot it in rhythm. That’s really the key to having success with it,” Caruso said.
Last season, the 25-year-old averaged 9.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.