HoopsHype Matt Carroll rumors

March 18, 2014 Updates

The Charlotte Bobcats are defining Matt Carroll’s role with the team and bringing Muggsy Bogues back into the fold. A couple of months ago I reported Carroll, who played 7 ½ of his 10 NBA seasons as a Bobcat, was joining the organization. The franchise didn’t initially define his role. The Bobcats are now calling Carroll a “team ambassador” with a variety of roles. He’s started doing radio color analysis on home games (long overdue Scott Lauer got someone to interact with). Carroll will also serve a variety of community-relations roles with the team. Charlotte Observer

The Bobcats are calling Bogues a “Hornets ambassador” as the team transitions to the new name, logos and uniforms next season. Muggsy was an original Hornet and an incredibly popular Charlottean who still lives here. Having him make appearances at games and community events can only be a plus. Charlotte Observer

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The New Orleans Hornets announced today that the team has waived guard Matt Carroll. The Hornets acquired Carroll on November 13 from the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for forward Hakim Warrick. NBA.com

November 16, 2012 Updates

Hornets officials would not confirm or deny Thursday night if they are working out a buyout of Carroll's contract. Williams wouldn't elaborate on the specifics about the discussions, but the team said it intends to give an update on Carroll's status Friday morning. New Orleans Times-Picayune

November 15, 2012 Updates
November 14, 2012 Updates

Carroll was obtained from the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday in exchange for forward Hakim Warrick, who had seen only a few minutes of action with the Hornets in the first five games of the season. "We can always use guys who can shoot," Williams said of Carroll, a career 38 percent 3-point shooter, "but I didn't feel good about having Hakim sitting like that. We don't feel like that's right when a guy does what he's supposed to do every day and not get a chance to play. "In a sense, we've made this trade in our detriment, losing a guy like Hakim who can play, but we also felt like it was owed to him to have an opportunity to play, especially in his final (contract) year." New Orleans Times-Picayune

Under NBA rules, Carroll, in his 10th season, has several days to report to the Hornets and take a physical. "Matt is a guy who's been around, but he hasn't played a lot in the last couple of years," Williams said. "We don't know. We'll figure it out as we go along. But we certainly wanted to help Hakim get in a situation where he could play more." New Orleans Times-Picayune

So Carroll had quite the unique and overwhelmingly valuable existence in Dallas for a player who scored 71 points over 262 minutes in 46 games in a season-and-a-half. Yet every time the name Matt Carroll comes up, it makes Mavs owner Mark Cuban bust out with a smile. “I do,” Cuban wrote in an email. “Because Matt is such a good guy. He makes the NBA better on the court and off.” NBA.com

November 13, 2012 Updates
October 3, 2012 Updates

Gerald Henderson and Matt Carroll have been named captains of the Charlotte Bobcats this season. They’re among the longest-tenured players on the roster (technically, reserve center Gana Diop has the longest tenure). Also Henderson and Carroll were among the most committed players to the off-season workout program new coach Mike Dunlap has emphasized. Henderson appreciated that Dunlap consulted with him about this, rather than just announce captains. “He asked me if I wanted to be captain. He wanted me to take it on,’’ said Henderson, last season’s leading scorer at 15.1 points per game. “I don’t like just being called a captain. I wanted to earn it.’’ Charlotte Observer

June 21, 2012 Updates
February 26, 2012 Updates

Higgins and Cho didn't discuss who could be an amnesty candidate, but it's apparent shooting guard Matt Carroll, center Gana Diop or power forward Tyrus Thomas would be the options, based on their remaining salaries and performances this season. Using amnesty on Thomas would be the most extreme move, since they still owe him about $26 million guaranteed over the next three seasons. Charlotte Observer

November 8, 2011 Updates

The lockout has already wiped out all games in November, vaporizing more than $700 million in revenue. Carroll said the players have done a good job of maintaining unity, but no two players have the same stake in what's important. "It's hard for a player who signed a five-year contract to feel the same as someone who's becoming a free agent this year,'' Carroll said. "It's hard to keep everybody waiting'' on a paycheck, "but we knew from Day 1 that the owners could hold out longer than the players.'' Charlotte Observer

October 12, 2011 Updates

Carroll sounded stunned that three months into this lockout, the two sides could be so far apart. NBA Commissioner David Stern described the divide as a "gulf." "The last two weeks all we heard was they're meeting for seven hours and working all weekend," Carroll said. "Everybody had hope. Now that feels like false hope." Charlotte Observer

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