The Brooklyn Nets have received DeMarre Carroll and a 2018 first and second round pick for Justin Hamilton according to Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN’s NBA Insider.
This move was a salary dump for Toronto according to Wojnarowski, and it makes sense. Carroll is owed 30 million dollars over the next 2 seasons. The Washington Wizards matched the 106 million dollar offer sheet for Otto Porter, so this trade is perfect for Brooklyn as they get a small forward anyway. This trade is similar to the D’Angelo Russell trade where they acquired another large contract, in Timofey Mozgov, in order to get a young player or assets.
In this trade, the Nets are back in the 2018 NBA draft with the pick from Toronto. In the past, they traded 3 first round picks to the Celtics (2014, 2016, 2018, and the rights to swap picks in 2017).
Carroll signed with Toronto in 2015, but was injured in his first season and played a low total of 26 games for that season. He could possibly be the Brooklyn Nets starting small-forward as he reunites with his former assistant coach from his days in Atlanta, Kenny Atkinson. So far this offseason the Nets have been one of the most active teams. Could there be more moves for the franchise? Only time will tell!