DeMarre Carroll: 3 years, $21 million (San Antonio Spurs)
DeMarre Carroll is yet another vintage San Antonio Spurs player we never knew was a vintage San Antonio Spurs player until the San Antonio Spurs went out and actually signed him. While this squad won’t be challenging the top dogs in the West, adding a veteran 3-and-D wing like Carroll is a perfect move to ensure the Spurs push for another 48-win season.
Last year with the Brooklyn Nets, Carroll posted 11.1 points and 5.2 rebounds in his 25.4 minutes per game. His shooting splits declined to .395/.342/.760, but perhaps a change of scenery to a respected organization would do him well.
Approaching his 33rd birthday, Carroll’s prime has already passed. However, he’s an intelligent two-way player who will fit in Gregg Popovich’s system, and he comes at somewhat of a bargain cost. This won’t swing the balance of power in the West, but it’s a good move nonetheless.