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DeMarre Carroll | Forward | #5

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 215
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (27) / MEM
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DeMarre Carroll (knee) was seen taking jump shots prior to Wednesday's game in Minnesota.
Carroll had previously been limited to stationary shots, so this is an encouraging update as the Raptors head into the All-Star break. It's time to consider stashing Carroll if he's still available on your waiver wire. Feb 10 - 7:54 PM

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DeMarre Carroll has progressed to shooting stationary shots.

Carroll still hasn't been cleared to shoot jumpers, and he remains without an official timetable to return. With James Johnson (ankle) also out indefinitely for Toronto, Terrence Ross and Norman Powell will continue to earn the bulk of the minutes at the small forward spot, with Ross offering the most upside.

DeMarre Carroll is making progress since his arthroscopic knee surgery, but he still has no timetable for a return.

This is great news both Carroll and the Raptors, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect to see him back in action until after the All-Star break. If you have an open IR spot and could use some help in 3-pointers and steals, it's not a bad idea to stash him in case he quickly finds his form upon his return. In the meantime, James Johnson, Terrence Ross and Cory Joseph will all have to fill the void.
Jan 18 - 6:42 PM

DeMarre Carroll (knee) could miss 6-8 weeks from his arthroscopic knee surgery.

This is a fairly standard timetable for his surgery. Carroll hasn't really been healthy at all this season besides maybe a handful of games, so getting surgery now will get him back around the All-Star Game. Terrence Ross was terrific in the previous nine-game span and posted sixth-round value in standard leagues, so he's a good pickup here. James Johnson also benefits and the two will split starting duties based on the matchup. Expect Ross to close games most nights, though.
Jan 6 - 2:54 PM

DeMarre Carroll underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Wednesday, and there is no timetable for his return.

It's a big blow for the Raptors and a setback for Carroll, who was attempting to manage the pain but was clearly compromised when he was on the floor. Without DC in the lineup, Toronto is going to have to lean on James Johnson and Terrence Ross, who will alternate starting at small forward, while Cory Joseph will also be an indirect beneficiary of Caroll's absence. Unless your league has an IR spot, it's hard to get behind stashing Carroll at this point in the season. The expectation is that Caroll's absence will be of the longer-term variety.
Jan 6 - 11:18 AM

DeMarre Carroll (swollen right knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Cavaliers.

This is the same knee that has been giving him problems all season long, so this is a really tough break for Carroll and the Raptors. Considering the Raptors are playing LeBron James and the Cavs, it's a bad sign that Carroll is not able to go because he is one of the toughest players in the leagues. His owners should stick with him until we get more details, but the Raptors may hold him out for a while until he's 100 percent. In the meantime, expect Terrence Ross, James Johnson and Cory Joseph to benefit.
Jan 4 - 5:36 PM

DeMarre Carroll admitted that he's been playing "a little timid" as a result of his injury issues.

Carroll is dealing with a knee contusion and plantar fasciitis, and he's clearly frustrated with where he is physically. "I think I've been playing a little timid, scared of re-hurting something," he said. "I'm an energy guy, I go grab rebounds, do the little things. Scoring, offensively and all that is a plus but I'm more of an energy guy, that's what I've been this whole time in the league. I just feel like I can't do that right now." Carroll is clearly compromised for the time being, but he should be much better after getting through this rough patch. The opportunity to buy low is there.
Source: TSN
Jan 4 - 10:39 AM

DeMarre Carroll, who was limited to just 24 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Bulls, did not want to discuss his injury issues after the game.

Carroll has already admitted he's still "working through it" when it comes to getting back to full strength, and he's going to remain on a minutes limit so long as his knee contusion—the same one that cost him three weeks in December—remains an issue, as well as his ongoing bout with plantar fasciitis. "Like I said, I don't want to speak too much," Carroll said. "I'm not all the way there." Buying low on Carroll is a recommended move, but it's going to take some time for the investment to come to fruition.
Jan 4 - 9:48 AM

DeMarre Carroll admitted he's still "working through it" when it comes to his injury issues.

"It's just one of them things," he said. Carroll is notorious for playing through anything he can, and it's clear he's not at 100 percent after missing time earlier this season. Still facing a minutes restriction as he works his way back into form, those with Carroll on the roster have to remain patient. Expect him to be a bigger contributor in the season's second half. The Raptors didn't pay him $60M to play a limited role.
Jan 3 - 6:45 PM

DeMarre Carroll scored 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting with three boards and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

He briefly left the game to go to the locker room, but he was simply getting stretched out. Carroll still has restrictions which explains the low minutes, but he was moving well out there and should be able to handle a full workload soon. If you let him go, you will regret it later.
Jan 3 - 6:43 PM

DeMarre Carroll left Sunday's game to get stretched in the locker room, but he has since returned.

He got back onto the court after being in the locker room for less than five minutes, so there was no need for any kind of concern. Carroll is expected to be fine moving forward.
Jan 3 - 4:13 PM

DeMarre Carroll scored 14 points against the Hornets during a 104-94 win on Friday, adding three rebounds, two steals and four 3-pointers.

We haven't seen Carroll score more than 10 points in a game since November and this was also the first time he's made more than two treys in a game since then, too. Carroll is having a slow start with his new team, but he's a great defender and his minutes are 100 percent safe. He should be owned in all leagues.
Jan 1 - 11:15 PM

DeMarre Carroll struggled again on Wednesday, scoring seven points on 2-of-10 field goals and 2-of-5 free throws, with one 3-pointer, seven rebounds and one block.

Carroll and Terrence Ross (14 points, six rebounds in 29 minutes) were in an offense/defense substitution pattern down the stretch, which speaks volumes about Carroll's struggles this season. He shot 46.0 percent or better in each of his past three seasons, but is mired at 38.9 percent this year. A bout of plantar fasciitis explains part of that disparity, and he's still trying to get his footing in Toronto's offense, so owners should strive to remain patient.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 12:29:00 AM

DeMarre Carroll started on Monday against the Bulls with 10 points, four rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

He played 18 minutes in his return on Saturday and he should get over 30 minutes going forward. Carroll still hasn't put it together in his first year with the Raptors, but it could happen in no time. He should be starting in all leagues despite not playing well.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 11:48:00 PM

DeMarre Carroll will start against the the Bulls on Monday.

He was limited on Saturday with just 18 minutes and he should be up to minutes in the 20s tonight. Carroll was not playing well before his knee contusion, but he should be owned in all leagues now. James Johnson and Terrence Ross lose value.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 07:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Cory Joseph
3Delon Wright
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2Terrence Ross
3Norman Powell
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2James Johnson
3Bruno Caboclo
PF1Luis Scola
2Patrick Patterson
3Anthony Bennett
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Bismack Biyombo
3Lucas Nogueira