DeMarre Carroll’s short time with the Atlanta Hawks has come to an end. In an announcement on Twitter/Instagram, in really the most DeMarre Carroll way possible, he announced that he will be joining the Toronto Raptors.
— DeMarre Carroll (@DeMarreCarroll1) July 1, 2015
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports had details on the deal.
DeMarre Carroll has agreed to a four year, $60M deal with Toronto, league source tells Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015
This is a big moment for Carroll, whom spent the early parts of his career very injured. When the Hawks signed him, he was mainly expected to be a perimeter guard that could add depth to the wing spot. Nobody predicted him turning into a major 3-and-D threat that could punish defenses for not paying attention to him. Throughougt his time in Atlanta, the Carroll has gained the reputation as not only one of the NBA’s best perimeter defenders, but also one of the most versatile players on the roster. His box score numbers may be low, but anybody that watched Atlanta knows how important he was to the Hawks success. Fans will miss him.