Nets absolutely bamboozled Raptors in DeMarre Carroll trade

Kristen Gonzales
July 11, 2017

Toronto has traded DeMarre Carroll, a future first-round and second-round pick to Brooklyn for Justin Hamilton, league sources tell ESPN. Hamilton has only one year remaining on his $3 million dollar contract.

The deal is contingent upon the finalization of the previously-reported trade that will send DeMarre Carroll from Toronto to the Nets.

The Raptors' DeMarre Carroll, right, celebrates against the Indiana Pacers during Game 4 of the teams' first-round playoff series on April 23, 2016 in Indianapolis.

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.

Considering the relatively cheap ($16.4 million over three years) deal signed by Patrick Patterson to play in Oklahoma City, Marks shouldn't have to break the bank to sign Ilyasova. Yes, he's owed $30-million over the next two seasons, but Brooklyn had plenty of cap space to take the hit. Last year it was Tyler Johnson and Allen Crabbe of the Miami Heat and Portland Trail Blazers and this year it was Otto Porter Jr of the Washington Wizards. Considering their proximity to the luxury tax, this could wind up not only saving them in terms of tax payment but also pushing them below the line, meaning they'd be on the receiving end of tax payments.

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The big question now is what do the Raptors do at small forward? At a minimum, getting the 2018 first and second round picks makes this all worthwhile, earning the Nets a B+ trade grade.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the trades have not been officially announced.

The Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors completed a trade that will have major implications on the rest of National Basketball Association free agency. However, sending C.J. Miles is worth the risk because they are simply trading a player that is leaving anyway. Although he's primarily a backup point guard, we saw that he can come into a starting role when he had to fill in for Kyle Lowry last season. His deal has a player option for the third-season.

By unloading Carroll, who the team originally signed in the summer of 2015, to the Nets, the Raptors now have some room to tinker with their roster.

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