Alex Caruso Snuggles With Instagram Model, May Have Hinted At His Desired Destination

Lakers Guard Alex Caruso Snuggles With Instagram Star Mia Amabile

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  • Point guard Alex Caruso is a free agent, but hasn’t made a decision on where he will play next season.
  • Caruso and Instagram model Mia Amabile appeared in a photo on social media that may hint where he would like to play.
  • More NBA news here.

Fan favorite point guard Alex Caruso may have revealed where he wants to play next year in a photo of him snuggling up to Instagram model Mia Amabile.

The 27-year-old out of Texas A&M has played for the Los Angeles Lakers during all four years of his NBA career after becoming the first player to go directly from the G League to the NBA on a two-way contract.

Despite lofty nicknames like Bald Mamba, GOAT, and White Mamba 2.0, Caruso went undrafted and has only averaged 5.9 points and 2.4 assists per game during his NBA career.

The unrestricted free agent, however, has been drawing interest from “multiple suitors” and was made much more expendable to the Lakers after the team acquired Russell Westbrook.

The recent photo of Caruso and Amabile was taken in the model’s home state of New Jersey and was captioned, “He’s a Jersey Shore boy.”

Does the photo mean (a) Caruso and Amabile are officially a couple? And (b) the guard is looking to take his talents to the Northeast?

Lakers fans are much more concerned about the latter, making numerous pleas and offers on social media to help entice the Lakers into re-signing the Aggies’ all-time leader in assists and steals.

“They trade my favorite player @ACFresh21 Ima be pissed,” wrote one Lakers fan.

“Will cry if Lakers don’t resign @ACFresh21,” tweeted another.

And on and on it goes…

According to Bill Oram of The Athletic, “The Lakers should and will try to retain Caruso and [Talen] Horton-Tucker, but that will depend on how deep they are willing to go into the luxury tax. Caruso knocked down 40.1 percent of his 3s last season.

“He is expected to meet with several teams when free agency begins Monday afternoon, a league source told The Athletic, with a belief that he will have multiple options at the full midlevel exception of $9.5 million. The Lakers presumably would be willing to go into the low double-digits to retain Caruso. He is a known commodity, albeit one with a clear ceiling.”

It will be interesting to see how Lakers fans react if the team doesn’t end up re-signing the popular point guard.

Regardless of how it all ends up shaking out, it looks like Caruso will be doing just fine either way.

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