The San Antonio Spurs have reportedly signed forward DeMarre Carroll according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The deal will be for 2-years and $13 million according to The Athletic.
Carroll is signing a two-year, $13M deal with the Spurs, league sources said. https://t.co/a6rsjrXKgy
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 30, 2019
The 32-year-old Carroll played with the Brooklyn Nets last season, primarily coming off the bench. Carroll averaged 11.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for the playoff-bound Nets last year on a down shooting. He played a considerable amount of minutes too, giving a good sample size.
San Antonio made the playoffs last season, but they were eliminated in the first round by the Denver Nuggets. The team looked awfully different without Kawhi Leonard and instead with DeMar DeRozan, but made the postseason nonetheless. The addition of DeMarre Carroll provides depth at the forward position, which also has recently-signed veteran Rudy Gay.
How the Spurs look in the absolutely loaded Western Conference will be fascinating to watch. Legendary head coach Gregg Popovich signed a 3-year extension to stay with San Antonio, which keeps the Spurs as a dangerous team seemingly regardless of who is on the court. With limited cap flexibility and a roster with multiple All-Stars already, the signing of DeMarre Carroll is the under-the-radar move that one would expect out of the crafty Spurs.