Originally posted on TornBySports  |  Last updated 7/3/13
Oh, this is going to be a tough one. I’m about to consider the merits of one of the most beloved players on last season’s Jazz roster. And I’m going to probably tick some people off in doing so. Alas, I proceed…. Let’s talk about DeMarre. As an overview, DeMarre is a small forward who in 66 games played last year averaged just under 6 points per game, under an assist per game, and grabs you about 2.5 rebounds per game, in about 17 minutes outing. He’s a surprisingly efficient scorer with a career 42.8% FG percentage. So, not too bad as far as production in limited minutes. Defensively, he’s less than a steal per game, about a blocked shot every three games, and about 1.5 defensive rebounds per game. So we’ll use that as our baseline for evaluating his value returning to the Jazz. Now, here’s the difficult part: measuring EVERYTHING else. Around DeMarre Carroll you hear words like toughness, grit, determination, and effort. All things that are nice to have in a player on your team, so long
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