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Lakers’ Alex Caruso is day-to-day with bone contusion on pelvis

Alex Caruso

Los Angeles Lakers point guard and viral hero Alex Caruso is currently day-to-day as he nurses a bone contusion on his pelvis, the team announced on Sunday.

The 25-year-old guard appeared in all of the Lakers’ six preseason games, averaging 6.2 points and 4.2 assists in 19.7 minutes per game. Los Angeles re-signed the 6-foot-5 Texas A&M product this past offseason after previously having Caruso on a two-way contract.

Caruso was an undrafted free agent initially signed by the Oklahoma City Thunder before finding himself waived. He later signed a two-way deal with the Lakers the summer of the 2017, breaking out for the L.A. franchise during the 2018-19 season while averaging 9.6 points and 3.1 assists per game.

Now a full-time member of the Lake Show, Caruso, missing his fan-favorite mustache, figures to be a strong rotation player for the vaulted Lakers’ bench. L.A. also signed guards Danny Green, Rajon Rondo, Quinn Cook, Avery Bradley, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Troy Daniels in the offseason.

The LeBron James–led team, after acquiring All-NBA power forward Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans in June, made short work of filling out a deep team, with Caruso gradually finding himself a reliable piece on the team.

Caruso started at the point for the Lakers against the reigning Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors on Friday before injuring his pelvis several minutes into the ball game. Despite Caruso’s injury, he is at day-to-day, which could point to an upswing in health prior to the Lakers’ season-opening tilt with the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday on national television.