Alex Caruso on LeBron James: “I think he just appreciates the way I go about business”

Alex Caruso
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The Los Angeles Lakers combo guard Alex Caruso shared his thoughts on the chemistry between him and LeBron James and why they fit together so well:

“I think he just appreciates the way I go about business. I play really hard. He knows that I’m a cerebral player, that I understand the game, I understand spacing and how to set screens to get guys open. A lot of that stuff is beneficial for him, because I’m usually the guy being guarded by the smallest player. So at the end of games, I’m (often) in the actions to get him open. But ultimately, I think he just appreciates the competitiveness; he wants to win, he’s a really, really competitive guy, and at the end of the day, that’s probably my best attribute. I play hard, and I compete, and that’s a reciprocated respect kind of thing,” Caruso said, per Mike Trudell of

This season, Caruso is averaging 5.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.0 steal per game, while shooting at 43.8% from the floor.