DeMarre Carroll has a new home. The former Atlanta Hawks small forward has an agreement in place with the Toronto Raptors on a reported four-year deal worth $60 million. Carroll announced the agreement himself on Twitter.
The Hawks found themselves in a difficult situation this morning after Orlando offered a four-year, $80 million deal to Paul Millsap. With the market high for Carroll, Atlanta was likely pushed into a situation where they had to make a choice.
Hawks had a breaking point on Carroll in the neighborhood of 4/$50M. Might have nudged up a bit, but not significantly.— Kevin Arnovitz (@kevinarnovitz) July 1, 2015
Carroll was given a chance to play a meaningful role by the Hawks and blossomed in his two seasons in Atlanta. Known primarily as a wing defender, he turned himself into a good offensive player averaging 12.6 points while shooting 39 percent from three-point range this season.