After losing out on Otto Porter to the Washington Wizards, the Brooklyn Nets plan b was to take a overpaid Demarr Carroll off the Toronto Raptors hands, in exchange for Justin Hamilton. The Brooklyn Nets will receive a future first and second round pick from Toronto, but Carroll comes with a 30 million dollar price tag for the next two years.
Carroll signed a 4 year 60 million dollar deal with the Toronto Raptors before the start of the 2015-16 season. He injured his knee in his first season in Toronto and only played 26 games for them. In his season in Toronto Carroll, did manage to play 72 games, but only averaged 8 points and 3 rebounds per game (is that what 15 million gets you). Now that Kyle Lowry has signed a 3 year 100 million dollar deal and Serge Ibaka has signed for 3 years 65 million deal, it’s obvious that the Raptors would be looking for a team to dump some of their trash on, and who’s better than the Brooklyn Nets?.
The Brooklyn Nets have continuously chased restricted free agents to only find themselves standing outside the party, while everyone else is inside partying. They gave offers sheets to restricted free agents, Allen Crabbe, Tyler Johnson, Donatas Motiejunas, (and just recently) Otto Porter, only to see their offers matched, by these player respective teams.
Now they bring in Demarr Carroll and his bad contract, which not only does nothing to make this team better but gives the Nets a small forward and power forward (Trevor Booker), who basically play the same way, which is all hustle but no game.