Come at me. Alex Caruso is the best fit for this Cavaliers team of those rumored to be on the radar. Caruso has shown to be a + guy on both offense and defense usually and has shown to be a solid playmaker with the ball. He can even be a better off-ball shooter if called upon. Caruso may not be big, but he can fill in alongside both Darius Garland and Collin Sexton and provide something different for each guy.
Not only that, he can run opposite Rubio with the second unit and be a shooter for Rubio to feed passes to. There isn’t a lot to not like about Caruso, who despite his size is incredibly athletic. The only real knock you can come up with would pertain to his volume.
You could make a strong argument that he hasn’t needed to be a team’s top player, so he looks better because of it. Yet, Caruso may be one of those guys who actually maintains his production the more he takes on.
So yeah he’s a 40% shooter from three, and there is concern that he may not be able to maintain that rate if he were to shoot more but it’s just as likely that his percentage maintains or improves the more he shoots.
Fit Grade: A+
For the Cavs, Caruso may be the perfect fit on both sides of the court.