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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
It is too early in the year for Carroll to have risked making the injury linger longer, and yet he did it anyway. His whole philosophy is that the game can be taken away from him at any point, so he wants to play every minute possible. More than most, he can lose sight of the bigger picture. “I think (the training staff) kind of figured it out when I was in the locker room and every time I got dressed I was walking on my tippy toes,” Carroll said before the game. “I didn’t want to put my foot down, so I think the trainers were like, ‘Enough is enough, we know you’re a tough guy. “I think if it was up to me I still would’ve been playing but the coaches, the training staff, my agent, they basically made me (sit out). They made the decision for me and told me I really need to think about the long term of the season rather than think about now.”
Toronto Raptors forward DeMarre Carroll has been sidelined with a foot injury for the past three games and we now appear to know its source: A change of his shoes. Raptors head coach Dwane Casey joined Prime Time Sports on Thursday evening and touched on Carroll’s bout of plantar fasciitis in his right foot. “When he changed shoes for some odd reason after training camp, his foot just kept getting sorer and sorer and developed the plantar fasciitis,” Casey told hosts Bob McCown and Dave Perkins on Sportsnet 590 The Fan, adding that with some rest the hope is that Carroll will return soon.
“It was short and sweet,” Carroll told Basketball Insiders. “I got married, like, three days before free agency so as soon as it started, I wanted [the process] to be short and sweet. My agent knew that. We had a list of six or seven teams that we were truly interested in and we kind of ran with that. “I think Toronto was the first team to show up at my door and they made the best impression. The first impression is sometimes the best impression, and I felt like they made the best impression. They [made sense] with what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go, being a key part of an organization, and that’s why I went with Toronto.”
When asked about what Carroll has brought to the Raptors, Kyle Lowry smiles. “DeMar and I don’t have to worry about guarding the best guys,” Lowry said, making it clear he’s enjoying this change. “That’s his job, and he takes pride in it. He puts everyone in the right position too. He’s that glue guy who comes in every single night and plays his game. He’s going to be All-Defense, in my book.”