May 9, 2017, 10:57 am
Masai Ujiri stated the need to get more out the starting small forward spot and went on to say that he’s expecting a big summer out of DeMarre Carroll, per Raptors Republic’s Blake Murphy.
Ujiri made a splash signing Carroll for four years and $60 million two offseasons ago, but it simply hasn’t worked out. Carroll has constantly been battling injuries and has turned into just a spot up shooter in Toronto. While it’s hard to evaluate his play honestly given that he’s dealt with myriad injuries from the start of his Raptor tenure, it’s safe to say that the team would be fine unloading his salary if possible. Carroll was a terrific 3&D player in Atlanta but hasn’t been the same since leaving. He was barely playing by the end of the postseason and didn’t make a great impression in the minutes he did receive. The starting job remains his for now, but that could change in free agency. He won’t be a fantasy factor next year barring some kind of career renaissance.