Nets land Carroll in deal with Raptors, report says

DeMarre Carroll has reportedly been traded from the Raptors to the Nets.

The Toronto Raptors have traded forward DeMarre Carroll and a future first- and second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets for center Justin Hamilton, according to a report from ESPN.

Per the report:

For Toronto, this was a salary dump of the $30M owed Carroll across next two seasons. Both picks to Nets are 2018.

Carroll can become the Nets’ starting small forward in the short-term. Nets coach Kenny Atkinson coached Carroll in Atlanta, loves getting the chance to do it again.

While the Nets may not be a playoff team yet, they are at least giving their fans a reason to care with some intriguing new pieces. Along with Carroll (one of the league’s most determined defenders on the wing), they added dazzling guard D’Angelo Russell in an earlier trade with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Nets are also excited about the potential of second-year small forward Caris LeVert and power forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

Carroll, 30, averaged 8.9 points and 3.8 rebounds in 72 games with the Raptors last season.

Meanwhile, the Raptors are Hamilton’s fifth team in three years. He averaged 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds in a career-high 64 games with the Nets.

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