Los Angeles Lakers: Areas in which the Lakers key role players can improve

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Alex Caruso – Scoring

Nothing, Caruso is perfect in every way.  I heard he once fought Chuck Norris and made Chuck Norris bleed his own blood.

All jokes aside, Alex Caruso has clawed tooth and nail to get into the Lakers rotation. With the likes of Avery Bradley, Rajon Rondo, Quinn Cook, Danny Green, KCP and Troy Daniels in the guard spots, Caruso has been able to force his way into Coach Vogel’s nightly rotation and plays meaningful and impactful minutes on the floor.

This is a testament to his dedication to helping the Lakers in any way he possibly can. Each and every championship team has a glue guy who is willing to do whatever it takes to help his team and alongside Dwight Howard, Alex Caruso is that guy.

While Caruso has been a great help defender and is a true asset to the Lakers team, there are areas in which AC can improve. While he is effective in limited minutes, his consistency on the offensive end of the floor at times is lacking. Settling for back cuts at the rim, fast-break baskets and the occasional jump shot, Caruso is capable of offering more than he is currently giving on offense.

Caruso is an above-average 3-point shooter but is far too comfortable handing the ball off to other teammates to get them going. While this is an incredibly unselfish trait that makes his beloved by his fellow teammates, at times Caruso needs to be more selfish.

Caruso is capable of averaging double-digit points and more assists than he is currently averaging now. At this moment in time, Caruso is in prime position to be part of the Laker’s playoff rotation. He could help the Lakers significantly in a playoff run with added scoring.