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In early July, Los Angeles Lakers free agent guard Alex Caruso signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract after two seasons of modest numbers with the team.

While Caruso has a great reputation in the NBA, a recent photo of a more muscular frame has seemingly resulted in him having to take a random offseason drug test

The photos above show the league notification that Caruso received as well as the photo that may have spurred the league to its action. Caruso is listed at 6-foot-5 and 186 pounds, with the latter number looking woefully inadequate when peering at the photo in question.

The 25-year-old Caruso has had no previous controversies attached to his name and will presumably pass the test. That will allow him to hopefully make greater strides this season. His first two seasons with the Lakers have seen him play in just 62 of the team’s 164 games. In those two years, he’s averaged 5.9 points, 2.5 assists and 2.1 rebounds.

Those numbers from the 2018-19 season were even higher at 9.2 points, 3.1 assists and 2.7 rebounds, which offers hope that he’ll continue to make greater strides with his overall game. That would help the Lakers with depth at the point guard spot and would reduce the need to insert LeBron James in that slot, a move that apparently will occur this year.

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