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Chicago Bulls trade Alex Caruso to Oklahoma City Thunder, receive Josh Giddey in return: report

Chicago Bulls trade Alex Caruso to Oklahoma City Thunder, receive Josh Giddey in return: report

With the trade, the Chicago Bulls are sending Alex Caruso to Oklahoma City. (Photo by Rich Storry/Getty Images)

The Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to a trade on Thursday, with the Bulls sending Alex Caruso in exchange for Josh Giddey, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

With the trade, the Thunder receive a big defensive presence in Caruso, a point guard who's a two-time recipient of NBA All-Defensive Team honors and an NBA Champion with the 2020 Lakers. Caruso averaged 10.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists this season.

Chicago receives Giddey, who was named NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2022, with the hope that the young Australian guard will be able to join the team as a playmaker. Giddey was a strong presence for the Thunder off the bench this season, averaging 12.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists in a little over 25 minutes.

The Chicago Bulls had a relatively mediocre season in 2024, going 39-43 and qualifying for the play-in tournament before losing to the Miami Heat. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, dominated the Western Conference, going 57-25 and advancing to the Conference Semifinals, where the Thunder ultimately lost to the Dallas Mavericks.

This story will be updated.

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