This type of contract has been instituted by the new collective bargaining agreement allows for Caruso to spend up to 45 days with the Lakers, which does not include any of the time prior to the start of the South Bay Lakers’ training camp or the conclusion of their season.
Teams are allowed to have up to two players under the two-way contract at any given time in addition to their 15-man regular season roster. These deals are only eligible to players who have four or fewer years of NBA experience, which can be a maximum of two seasons in length.
Caruso has been an unexpected bright spot for the Lakers through the first four Summer League games averaging 6.5 points on 50 percent shooting from the field, 3.3 assists, and 1.3 steals. This includes a near double-double with 18 points and nine assists against the Sacramento Kings on Monday.
The 23-year-old had spent last season with the Oklahoma City Blue of the G-League where he averaged 11.9 points, 5.2 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.2 steals. Prior to that, he had spent four collegiate seasons at Texas A&M where he was selected All-SEC Second Team and was also a SEC All-Defensive Team selection in his senior year.
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