The Biggest 2015 Free Agency Grades
This season’s free agent class was of elite proportions. All-Star talent was all over the board, some of them even unrestricted free agents. With so many teams working with a lot of cap space, it was bound to be a fun time to be a basketball fan. (Unless you’re a Knicks or Lakers fan, that is.)
With big name players ready to test the market, there were bound to be some changes. Let’s take a look at those free agent signings and see how they could shape the upcoming NBA season.
11. DeMarre Carroll, SF/PF
Toronto Raptors – 4 years, $60 million
The Raptors have been in need for a true starting small forward since Mo Peterson left the team in 2007. DeMarre Carroll fits that need instantly.
Carroll has been a fixture in the Hawks starting lineup for the past two seasons, averaging 11.5 points and 5.4 boards a night. Carroll is another guy that prides himself on defense, and is one of the top wing defenders in the NBA.
The Raptors will now start a front three of Kyle Lowry, DeMar Derozan and DeMarre Carroll. If Toronto can find some front court help for Jonas Valanciunas and Patrick Patterson, the Raptors could be fighting for a home court playoff spot in the East yet again.
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