DeMarre Carroll trade only creates more questions

Nets lose out on Otto Porter, but reportedly trade for Raptors' DeMarre Carroll

Nets lose out on Otto Porter, but reportedly trade for Raptors' DeMarre Carroll

With the additions of Russell, Mozgov and Carroll, though, this has already been a more productive offseason for the retooling Nets.

The Toronto Raptors have traded away small forward DeMarre Carroll along with a future first and second pick to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Justin Hamilton. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY SportsWhat's in it for Brooklyn?

As predicted in the write-up of the trade, stretching Hamilton buys the Raptors a little bit of extra flexibility now at a small cost later. If Carroll struggles then the Nets can use him as trade bait for additional draft picks during the trade deadline as Carroll will be a free agent in 2019.

He has played for four different franchises before the trade to the Raptors, and spent last season with the Nets, appearing in 64 matches for them.

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Losing Joseph will give Toronto's backup point guard duties to Delon Wright, who emerged last season as a capable NBAer who is just entering his third season in the league. Nets coach Kenny Atkinson coached Carroll when he was an assitant in Atlanta.

On a young and rebuilding team like the Nets, Carroll can focus on his all-around game while serving as a veteran mentor for the youngsters on the roster.

It enables the Nets to add a first rounder in a draft they yielded their original selection to Boston in the infamous Paul Pierce-Kevin Garnett trade years back. Though he's somewhat injury prone, Carroll was once a pivotal piece on a 60-win team and an Eastern Conference All-Star. Ridding themselves of Carroll and the two years left on his contract were necessary moving forward. In return, Toronto only asked for reserve center Justin Hamilton, a very flawed player limited to a few hot shooting streaks from long range.

The 6-foot-8, 232-pound Anunoby played two seasons at IN, averaging 6.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 17.4 minutes. (I suppose two draft picks is what it takes to unload a hefty as hell contract these days.) In terms of addressing both teams' needs - Brooklyn gaining assets and Toronto dropping a huge salary burn - I'd say both sides benefitted. Last year it was Tyler Johnson and Allen Crabbe of the Miami Heat and Portland Trail Blazers and this year it was Otto Porter Jr of the Washington Wizards.

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