Just In: NBA exec says Miami Heat are eyeing the best performing player: ‘They need a guard in the worst way’

The Miami Heat have won their last five games to make up for their poor start to the 2023–24 regular season (1-4).

However, one executive from the Eastern Conference feels that the team is in dire need of a guard and is considering a trade for Chicago Bulls defensive star Alex Caruso.

“They need a guard in the worst way,” the Eastern Conference executive told Heavy Sports. “They’re not out there beating the bushes for a trade or anything, that is not how they operate. They’re going to say they like Josh [Richardson] and they like Dru Smith, and all of that. But they’ve got to be concerned and if the Bulls let it be known that Alex Caruso can be traded, they’d have to be the first in line. He is an Erik Spoelstra kind of guy all the way. They have an eye on him, for sure. We all do.”

Caruso has long been considered one of the better perimeter defenders in the NBA. He is in his third season as a member of the Bulls after playing the first four seasons of his pro career with the storied Los Angeles Lakers franchise.

unnamed NBA executive speculated earlier this month that the Lakers could look to bring Caruso back to Los Angeles.

In nine games played with the Bulls so far this season, Caruso is averaging 7.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 59.1 percent from the field, 44.0 percent from behind the 3-point arc and 63.6 percent from the free-throw

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