HoopsHype DeMarre Carroll rumors


April 25, 2015 Updates

Besides, Carroll knows a thing or two about adversity beyond the court. His brother died young. He’s been shot. He has a rare liver disease. Not to mention, all those doubts about his future in the NBA as he bounced from one team to another. “It made me stronger, man,” Carroll said of the winding journey that brought him to where he is now. “I’ve been through so much, but I look at it as a positive. I look at me being a testimony for all the other individuals or kids or whoever in the world is going through something. You can go through obstacles but still succeed in life.” Online Athens

He was just 5 when his older brother DeLonte died of a brain tumor. During the summer of 2007, while attending Missouri, Carroll was randomly shot in the ankle during a disturbance outside a nightclub, another reminder of the frailty of life. If that wasn’t enough, he also learned in college of his liver disease, which could eventually require a transplant but likely long after he’s finished his basketball career. “My whole motto, my whole mindset throughout my life is someone can have it worse than you,” said Carroll, who has a tattoo of his brother’s face on his left arm. Online Athens

April 15, 2015 Updates

This season, Carroll averaged a career-high 12.6 points and shot an efficient 49 percent from the field and 40 percent from downtown. “This sounds crazy, but this guy might get $8-9 million a season,” one executive told SheridanHoops. “That’s a high-end role player. Really, you try to get him at $7 million ideally. If somebody offers him $10 million, I don’t think Atlanta matches it.” SheridanHoops

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"Tony Allen always told me, he said you can't stop guys in the league, but you can make it harder for them," Carroll said Friday morning in anticipation of LeBron. "[James] is the best player in the NBA right now. You know you just make it hard for him. Wear him out, get him tired. Mom always told me fatigue made a coward out of you, so hopefully I can get him tired and use my energy and be active." ESPN.com

March 4, 2015 Updates

“It was chippy and that was what really got us going,” DeMarre Carroll said. “If they were quiet and just did what they did, they wouldn’t have woke up Jeff Teague, they wouldn’t have woke up myself, they wouldn’t have woke up Paul (Millsap). I think that’s when it got chippy and Josh Smith was doing all this.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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"He's not afraid to say he made a mistake. We really respect that," Carroll said. "He calls you often and sends you text messages after games. Most coaches don't do that. The game is over, and they don't have communication until the next time they see you. But more than that, he's a great person. He cares about his players. That's hard to find in the NBA. He's got all the aspects of a great coach." USA Today Sports

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Two starters, Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll, will be free agents at the end of the season. How important would be for the team to keep those guys? Kent Bazemore: I think the way we're playing, how we finish out the season will speak volumes for any free agents we have coming up. The chemistry is great, we are all familiar with each other. I think it'll work out. HoopsHype

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Chris Vivlamore: Saw DeMarre Carroll. Told me he was playing Friday. As we know, final word rests with CMB. #ATLHawks Twitter @CVivlamoreAJC

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