With the Brooklyn Nets having nothing left to play for this year, they have decided to shut down DeMarre Carroll for the rest of the season.

The hip strain probably could be played through if the team needed him or if they were in playoff contention. They aren’t, though, so the Nets are just going to let him rest up. The Nets currently sit with a 27-53 record, which puts them in 12th place in the Eastern Conference.

After coming over from the Toronto Raptors during the offseason, Carroll has been one of the few bright spots for the Nets.

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In the 73 games played this season, he has averaged 13.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game. He has also shot 41.4 percent from the field, and 37.1 percent from 3-point distance. Statistically, this is his best year ever and with only one year left on his contract, he is going to be in line for a big payday.

Carroll has also been a good locker room presence for a team that is made up of mostly younger players. He really is a good guy that the younger players have been able to look up to this year.

The Nets will have a big decision to make after next season. Do they want to pay Carroll the big bucks or is he too old and the team decides to go with someone younger?