No Draft Picks? The Brooklyn Nets Will Use Someone Else's

Nets lose out on Otto Porter, but reportedly trade for Raptors' DeMarre Carroll

Three people with knowledge of the moves say the Raptors have shipped veteran DeMarre Carroll to the Brooklyn Nets in a salary dump and acquired C.J. Miles in a sign-and-trade with in for Cory Joseph. Lowry's deal is worth a reported US$100 million while Ibaka signed a $65 million contract.

When the Toronto Raptors agreed to send (courtesy of the Sporting News) DeMarre Carroll to the Brooklyn Nets for Justin Hamilton, it was seen as a cost-saving deal.

Carroll blossomed with the Atlanta Hawks, but has struggled to regain that form since signing with the Toronto Raptors.

Carroll played in only 26 games in his first season with Toronto and missed 10 games last season, when he averaged 8.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.

For the Pacers, the consistent and defensively-solid Joseph fits with their plan to rebuild after trading Paul George to Oklahoma City, ESPN notes. Ridding themselves of Carroll and the two years left on his contract were necessary moving forward.




The Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors completed a trade that will have major implications on the rest of National Basketball Association free agency. Lewenberg also notes that with 13 players now on its roster, Toronto is roughly $2.5 million under the luxury tax.

Starting with the draft picks the Brooklyn Nets will receive from the Toronto Raptors, they clearing won the trade. The deal won't be officially announced until the Nets' work out their salary-cap situation.

That noted, the ability to add Miles was surely a crucial part of the Raptors' decision to trade Carroll. The risks they have taken to sign young, up and coming players are admirable.

Mar 17, 2017; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Toronto Raptors forward DeMarre Carroll (5) takes a shot over Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (5) during the first quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. He played a career-best 64 games past year. In his eight-season career, he's played for the Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz as well as the Hawks and Raptors.

Carroll, an oft-injured forward, thanked Toronto fans on Sunday morning in an Instagram post that included a picture of both Toronto supporters and the Barclays Center, the home of the Brooklyn Nets. Last season, the starting gig at the 3 went to rookie Caris LeVert for the final 25 games of the season.

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