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Hawks' challenge lies in choosing Carroll's replacement

ATLANTA -- If it's energy that Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer is looking to replicate with DeMarre Carroll having left for free agent riches, Kent Bazemore has a message for him. "Energy is what I do," the swingman said. "I'd put myself up against anyone if we have a contest of bringing energy. I think that comes pretty natural for me." Carroll was the emotional center of the Hawks...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Preseason Opener in Vancouver is Most Expensive Game Before Season Begins

The Toronto Raptors made one of the more notable offseason signings off the summer, by luring former Atlanta Hawks swingman DeMarre Carroll with a four-year, $60 million contract to give the team up north versatility on the defensive end. It was a disappointing first-round playoff exit for a Raptors team that had higher expectations last season. NBA Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarre Carroll ranked 81st in SI's top 100 NBA players

DeMarre Carroll was a key piece on a Hawks team that won 60 games during the regular season last year, and as an unrestricted free agent, was rewarded for that effort with a four-year deal worth $60 million from the Toronto Raptors.But the folks at Sports Illustrated don't necessarily believe he's all that. In the publication's rankings of the league's top 100 players, Carroll came...
Via Fox Sports
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Raptors' DeMarre Carroll plans to focus on defense, lead by example

DeMarre Carroll was a key member of an Atlanta Hawks team that won 60 games last season and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals, and considering he would become an unrestricted free agent this summer, the timing couldn't have been better for him to find himself in the spotlight.Carroll inked a four-year deal worth $60 million to join the Raptors, who suffered an embarrassing...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Raptors signing Carroll is shrewdest move of free agency

DeMarre Carroll made the announcement on social media Wednesday that he is heading to Toronto to play for head coach Dwane Casey and the Raptors. #WeThe North I will be playing for Toronto Raptors next year!!!! I'm Blessed for this Opportunity!… — DeMarre Carroll (@DeMarreCarroll1) July 1, 2015 #WeTheNorth I will be playing for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

DeMarre Carroll Agrees to Deal with the Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors were looking to make a splash in free agency this offseason, and they were able to do just that. According to DeMarre Carroll on Twitter, he has agreed to sign with the Raptors. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports has reported that the deal is worth $60 million over the next four seasons. #WeThe North I will be playing for Toronto Raptors next year!!!! I’m...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

DeMarre Carroll suffers knee injury during Game 1

DeMarre Carroll suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury during the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday against the Cavaliers. Carroll was driving to the basket and picked up his dribble as he headed to the hoop with about four minutes left in the game. It’s unclear whether...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Possible free agent pick-ups

Last week I talked about which Atlanta Hawks free agents would stay and which would go. Basing what I said in that article we’ll look at some possible free agent signings the Hawks could make this summer. The Hawks will enter free agency with approximately 15 million to spend. Here are some suggestions that readers gave me and my responses: Carmelo Anthony: Is he staying in New...
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks are better with Lou Williams on the bench

Atlanta Hawks are better with Lou Williams on the benchLou Williams is missing in action. The one time dynamic offensive threat has not seen the floor in the past three games. Williams played 25 minutes and scored 15 points on 3-7 shooting against the Phoenix Suns March 2. The following game Lou found himself on the bench for most of the game, including the entire second half, logging...
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks' DeMarre Carroll sprains thumb in win over the Cavaliers

The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday by the score of 127-125. The win improved their record to 16-13, second in the Southeast Division. But the Hawks lost two players to injury in the game. Center Al Horford left with a shoulder injury and DeMarre Carroll left with a thumb reported a tweet by the official Twitter feed of the Atlanta...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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