Adrian Wojnarowski: Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso has suffered a fractured right wrist and will likely need surgery, sources tell ESPN. The injury occurred after a fall following a flagrant foul from Milwaukee’s Grayson Allen on Friday night.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Bulls have expressed public and private outage to league office on Allen’s Flagrant 2 foul on Friday night — coupled with his personal history of plays considered to be dirty. Billy Donovan said, “He had a history of this…it was really dangerous.”
KC Johnson: Wrote this last night. I’m told several Bulls were upset about Allen never checking on Caruso.
KC Johnson: Ayo Dosunmu and Stanley Johnson have landed in league’s health protocols. Alex Caruso is available.
Joe Cowley: The good today here from Miami: Alex Caruso went through the first stage of ramped up activity to test the injured hamstring and came out with a thumbs up. If he gets through tomorrow afternoon’s work with the medical team he’s a go vs. Heat.
Darnell Mayberry: Alex Caruso (hamstring) will be reevaluated in a week, Donovan says.
KC Johnson: Donovan did elaborate and said he doesn't believe it's serious. Caruso has had an MRI. But team wants him to sit for a week. He will be able to do rehab. It's hamstring and calf issue.
Kellan Olson: The Lakers are listing Anthony Davis and LeBron James as questionable for tomorrow's game against the Pacers. Same with Alex Caruso and Dennis Schroder. Indiana will have no Brogdon, Turner, Lamb or Sumner. LeVert, Sabonis and Aaron Holiday are questionable.
Melissa Rohlin: Caruso said he's not sure the specific play in which he injured his wrist. He said it was a little stiff and sore the day after the game. "It's like knocking knees or falling on the ground. It hurts for a little while and then you just play through it. "
Dave McMenamin: Alex Caruso is out for the rest of the game after being elbowed in the mouth in the first quarter. He underwent a concussion evaluation that was inconclusive, per the Lakers. He'll be re-evaluated tomorrow.
Mike Trudell: Injuries for tomorrow: Quinn Cook is available to play, Alex Caruso is probable and Rajon Rondo is questionable (sore calf).
Dave McMenamin: The Lakers say that Alex Caruso underwent additional testing and it confirmed he has a bone contusion (pelvis) and his status is day-to-day.
Tania Ganguli: The Lakers say Alex Caruso will not return due to a bone contusion in his pelvis. X-Rays were negative but he will have further testing in LA.
Mike Trudell: Alex Caruso will play tonight for the Lakers in the Summer League Final vs. Portland after missing last night’s semifinal contest with gastroenteritis. LAL waited until just a bit ago to make the call, trying to give him as much time to recover as possible.
Mike Trudell: Alex Caruso will not play in tonight’s semifinal game vs. Cleveland due to an illness. He’s back at the team hotel, in fact. Caruso been terrific in L.A.’s 5-0 run in Vegas, and will be missed on both ends of the floor.
May 26, 2022 | 11:38 am EDT Update
Michael Scotto: The Cavaliers want to retain Collin Sexton. He’s going to demand starting guard money, I’m told. There are some teams who will be in the market for a point guard this summer, including the New York Knicks and Washington Wizards, who would have to acquire Sexton in a sign-and-trade if they want to get him. Last season, no restricted free agent signed an offer sheet, and players such as Cavaliers forward Lauri Markkanen switched teams via sign-and-trade.
Michael Scotto: One executive told me, “I think Cleveland will extend a qualifying offer to Sexton and look to match an offer. I don’t see him receiving an offer, but I think Cleveland will use Sexton as a trade asset. I expect them to try and sign him to a deal in the $18-20 million annual range so they can eventually trade him.”
Chris Fedor: My sources tell me at the end of the Sexton negotiations, the two sides were kicking around Bogdan Bogdanovic money, so around $18 million annually. I get the sense that the Cavs are more comfortable in the range of $15-18 million (annually). I think Collin is looking more in the range of $18-22 million (annually). I do think there’s a gap they need to close this offseason.
Chris Fedor: One team the Cavs are internally wondering about, not necessarily what they’re worried about, is the Detroit Pistons. To get some kind of lethal scorer next to Cade Cunningham and take some of the ball-handling responsibilities and pressure off him. My sources tell me the Cavs do not believe there is a team out there that is going to give Collin a contract north of $20 million annually.
Michael Scotto: One executive told me, “I think Caris LeVert will get around $20.5 million per season on an extension. That’s a little too rich for me, but I believe Cleveland will pay him that if they want to extend him.” Another executive said, “Caris is interesting due to his injury history. A short-term extension around the number he’s on would be good value.” He’s making about $19 million.
Chris Fedor on trade candidates to watch: Here are the names that I’ve heard: I think both (Bojan and Bogdan) Bogdanovics would make sense. Gordon Hayward, whose salary lines up with Kevin Love… Tobias Harris, Harrison Barnes, Gary Trent Jr., Jeremi Grant, Aaron Gordon. And this is one that I’m watching. I think it’s less likely than it was when the postseason started, but it’s one that I’ve heard kicked around inside the walls of Cleveland. It’s Andrew Wiggins of the Warriors.
Chris Fedor: There’s another name, too, since they need a reliable backup point guard that can start, and I’ve heard this name with the Cavaliers as well. My sources tell me JB Bickerstaff would love to coach him again, Mike Conley. If Utah decides to move him in an effort to put the right pieces around Donovan Mitchell and shake up that roster. Conley for somebody like Caris LeVert is something I think the Cavs would consider.
Chris Fedor: My sources tell me there’s mutual interest in that (Ricky Rubio) reunion. In fact, some people are essentially penciling him in as on the roster. I wouldn’t go that far with it. It’s complicated because even though he’s a great fit, there are some variables here. How good and effective is he going to be coming off a second torn ACL? You’re not going to get him until about midway through the season. The earliest would be November or December.