Stein: Golden State Warriors seriously pursued Alex Caruso at the NBA’s 2024 trade deadline

It turns out that it was not just Andre Drummond of Chicago Bulls players being furiously pursued by other ball clubs at the NBA’s 2024 trade deadline. According to The Stein Line’s Marc Stein, the Golden State Warriors were in serious talks to acquire the contract of 3-and-D Bulls guard Alex Caruso ahead of the Feb. 8 cutoff for trades in the league’s 2024-24 season.

“The Warriors’ exploration of a potential trade for LeBron James got last week’s headlines, but the more significant development, truthfully, was Golden State’s attempts to pry Alex Caruso away from Chicago,” writes Stein. “The Bulls … wound up giving real consideration to trading Caruso on Deadline Day after insisting for weeks that they wouldn’t.”

“But Chicago’s talks with Golden State ultimately collapsed and then the Bulls, league sources say, informed Philadelphia that they were keeping Andre Drummond, too, with the Sixers pressing to acquire the former All-Star center,” he adds.

Stein notes that one source related that Chicago was “only willing to trade Drummond if they could arrange the acquisition of another center to replace him.”

“When no such trade materialized, Chicago opted to keep Drummond in hopes that his rebounding (8.6 boards in 16.7 minutes per game) will help the 26-29 Bulls secure a Play-In Tournament berth in the East at the very least.”

Sounds competitive, if you ask us. How depressing.

Story originally appeared on Lonzo Wire