DeMarre Carroll Opens up on Raptors Locker Room Issues | Def Pen
DeMarre Carroll
DeMarre Carroll (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

On Sunday, the Toronto Raptors traded away small forward DeMarre Carroll to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for a future 1st and 2nd round pick and Justin Hamilton. The Raptors managed to shed Carroll’s big contract and the Nets got their starting small forward after missing out on Otto Porter.

Last season, Carroll averaged 8.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, shot 40 percent from the floor and 34.1 percent from the three point line. While productive, Carroll had a rough start when he first joined the Raptors as he only appeared in 26 games during the 2015-16 season. Now a member of the Nets, Carroll shared his point of view of the Raptors’ locker room and his time in Toronto.

Following from Ryan Wolstat of The Toronto Sun.

“I wasn’t happy, my agent, we thought the style of ball was going to be different, it was going to be more team-oriented, but I guess it was still ISO, so I thought they would have moved me last year, but that didn’t happen.”

“But once adversity hits and stuff starts going wrong, guys are going to go back to ISO basketball, that’s how it is. You’ve got to trust it. It’s one of those things you’ve got to build, you’ve just got to trust each other. This year, I feel like a lot of guys didn’t trust each other and a lot of guys, they didn’t feel like other guys could produce or (be) given the opportunity, so there was a lot of lack of trust on our team, so that’s what hindered us from going (as far as they wanted to go).”


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