Toronto Raptors trade Curtis Joseph to Indiana Pacers for CJ Miles

Toni Houston
July 11, 2017

With his exit from the Toronto Raptors rapidly approaching, DeMarre Carroll sounded off on the atmosphere around the team over the past year.

Even with the $11.8 million salary cap hit on this deal, Marks still has about $18 million in room, assuming guarantees totaling $4.8 million are picked up for Quincy Acy, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Archie Goodwin, for further improvements.

The deal is pending completion of the Raptors' trade with the Brooklyn Nets which will send DeMarre Carroll and two draft picks to Brooklyn for Justin Hamilton, league sources said. The trade involving Carroll and Hamilton has not yet been made official.

The only negative is this deal does ensure that Toronto can not exceed more than about $125 million in team salary this season. His contract is advantageous with the final year (2018-19) being partially guaranteed for just $2 million. Free agents can sign contracts at any time now that the NBA's moratorium period has ended.

The Brooklyn Nets were active on the trade market again.

The big question is- which Carroll will the Nets get?

Carroll has career averages of 8.1 points and 3.8 rebounds over eight National Basketball Association seasons. Furthermore, ever since the unfortunate (especially in hindsight) departure of forward Trevor Booker, the Jazz have lacked a certain amount of fire and a player who's unafraid to grind and do the dirty work. He will not be considered as the first option on offense. Had the Wizards decided not to match what the Nets offered Otto Porter, there would have been the possibility of Brooklyn having a player struggling to live up to his contract. Miles will step in and provide additional depth at small forward after the Raps dumped DeMarre Carroll on the Nets yesterday. Meanwhile, the Raptors acquired a quality bench player who can add some outside shooting. And with few teams that the ability to absorb additional salary, it diminishes the Brooklyn Nets odds of completing deals. There was never going to be a use for him here, and he was simply the cost of unloading Carroll in a deal that worked for both sides (along with, you know, two picks).

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