Alex Caruso’s girlfriend has ‘a lot of emotions’ after Bulls trade

Alex Caruso’s girlfriend, Haley Brosher, said she’s “excited for a new chapter” after the Bulls traded the two-time defensive back to the Thunder on Thursday.

Chicago shipped Caruso to Oklahoma City for Josh Guede, the No. 6 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reported that Caruso was “one of the most coveted role players in the league.”

On her Instagram Story, Brosher shared an emotional farewell to the Bulls and reminisced about the couple’s time in Chicago.

Alex Caruso’s girlfriend, Haleigh Broucher, reacts to the Bulls trading the guard to the OKC Thunder on June 20, 2024. Instagram/Haley Brocher
Haleigh Broucher reacts to Bulls trading guard to OKC Thunder on June 20, 2024. Instagram/Haley Brocher

“So many emotions at once. So proud of this guy and so excited for this upcoming journey,” Brusher wrote, adding the hashtag “Thunder.”

In a separate post, Brusher praised the Bulls organization and its staff.

“I want to say how amazing the Bulls organization has been, how hard everyone has been working behind the scenes, and how grateful I am for all the friends I’ve made along the way,” she wrote, including a photo of herself making the Bulls gesture with her hands.

“I truly cherish each and every one of them and will miss them dearly. Excited for the new chapter and grateful for the old.”

It’s unclear when exactly Caruso and Brochet — who went public with their relationship on social media in 2022 — got together.

Alex Caruso and his girlfriend Haley Brusher. Instagram/Haley Brocher

The 30-year-old Caruso will add a veteran voice to a talented Thunder team that has one of the youngest rosters in the NBA.

He joins a young group that includes MVP candidate Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Chet Holmgren, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, and Jalen Williams, another first-round pick in that draft.

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The Thunder finished the regular season as the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, but were eliminated by the Mavericks in the second round of the playoffs.

Alex Caruso #6 of the Chicago Bulls reacts as he heads to the bench during the first half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on April 14, 2024 in New York City. Getty Images
New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) beats Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso (6) in the first quarter at Madison Square Garden on April 14, 2024. USA TODAY Sports via Reuters Conn

Caruso developed into a solid two-way player after coming out of Texas A&M in 2016.

The Thunder signed Caruso as an undrafted free agent to a training camp contract after joining the 76ers in the NBA Summer League. He was waived before the start of the 2016-17 season.

Caruso and Thunder coach Mark Daigneault has a history.

Daigneault was Caruso’s head coach for the Oklahoma City Blue, the Thunder’s developmental team, in the 2016-17 season — when the guard signed with them after being waved away by OKC.

The 6-foot-5 point guard won the 2023-24 NBA Hustle of the Year award.

In three seasons with the Bulls, Caruso posted averages of 7.8 points, 3.4 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals.

He won a championship with the Lakers alongside LeBron James in the 2020 season, which took place in the NBA bubble.

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