After squeaking out a win against the New Orleans Pelicans 114 to 110, LeBron had some very complimentary words about Alex Caruso.
In post game comments, LeBron spoke on Caruso, saying that, “He gives us everything. He gives us a steady ballhandler, he gives us a defensive presence, he gives us basketball IQ and toughness. And we need everything from that.”
Caruso is a really good player so it’s no surprise that the best player on the team recognizes that. He has been a bit lackluster on offense this season, but he’s made up for it by doing all of the little things.
Caruso lead the Lakers in plus minus at +23 in a game the Lakers only won by four. He was also incredibly important down the stretch as one of the Lakers best defensive players.
If Caruso can keep up his excellent play, he should continue to play big minutes as the season unfolds.