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DeMarre Carroll
DeMarre Carroll
Position: F
Born: 06/27/86
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:212 lbs. / 96.2 kg.
Salary: $13,600,000
Demarre Carroll lives nearly 1,000 miles away from Birmingham, but that won’t stop him from giving back to his hometown. At 26, the 6-foot-8 forward for the Toronto Raptors who signed a four-year, $60 million contract this offseason, has decided to sponsor a Birmingham-based AAU basketball team. The team, formerly known as Southeast Elite, will now be called Team Carroll and will be run by Carroll, he told AL.com. The organization will continue to be affiliated with the Adidas Uprising Gauntlet series.
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It was very easy then, to make signing Carroll their off-season priority, and in very short order the deal got done. Raptors president and general manager Masai Ujiri met with Carroll and his wife shortly after the free agency period opened made a strong initial offer and said that it would be taken off the table when the meeting was over. Carroll didn’t hesitate. For the price of $60-million over four years the one-time fringe NBAer who found a niche for himself as an elite three-point threat with multi-position defensive chops was a Raptor.
No one knows what happens next. Early indications are that there were no surprises found in the procedure and there’s some internal optimism that Carroll will be available to return in advance of the playoffs. If he’s out for eight weeks that would still give him six weeks to get up to speed and the Raptors to acclimatize themselves to a player who was supposed to be part of the foundation but so far has only been a shadow of himself.
Storyline: DeMarre Carroll Injury