Toronto Raptors Rumors
Athletes Unfiltered: Tom Thibodeau: “Toronto is a terrific team. I think, certainly, one of the top two or three teams in the East. Maybe the best. You don’t know. The way they are playing, now they have everything. Off the dribble. They’ve got good size. They have a very dynamic backcourt. DeMarre Carroll is one of those guys, he’s a little under the radar, but I’m certain with his teammates and this organization they know how valuable he is. They are connected. They’ve got good experience.”
The NBA has denied the Toronto Raptors’ protest of their 102-99 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Nov. 20. The league announced the decision Friday. Toronto argued that the game officials incorrectly called for an instant replay review of whether Raptors forward Terrence Ross released a 3-point shot before time expired.
To everyone else, he is DeMarre Carroll, but in those moments before he gets into his uniform, he stands apart from the rest of his teammates. Three steps into the locker room on any given day, Carroll knows if he is on his game. “I tell people this all the time,” Carroll said. “You know you look good when you walk in a locker room and four guys look at you and look away really quick. They letting you know you did your thing.” And Carroll’s thing is dressing to impress. He does not blend in. He dresses to be seen and rarely is he disappointed.