DeMarre Carroll of the Brooklyn Nets will be a free agent this summer, and he said he will probably let his wife choose where he'll go.
In his 10-year career, Carroll has played for seven teams: Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Toronto Raptors, and Brooklyn Nets. Per Michael Scotto of The Athletic, Carroll, 32, explained the role his wife will play in his upcoming free agency:
“I think the biggest thing for me is to try and enjoy it. This might be one of my last big free agency deals that I get, so I’ve got to try and enjoy and let my wife enjoy it because she didn’t get to enjoy the last one. I think she’ll probably get to pick this one, so it’ll be interesting to see what happens. We’re just excited to go into free agency.”
Last season, DeMarre Carroll averaged 11.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.3 assists across 25.4 minutes per game. He also shot 39.5 percent from the field and 34.2 percent from deep. He has been regarded as a reliable 3-and-D player, utilizing his lanky yet forceful 6-foot-8 frame to both defend and confidently knock down some shots. Whether he stays with the Nets or moves on to a different team, Caroll wants job security and for his family to be happy:
“At the end of the day, I’m just looking for stability and just to make sure my family is happy. Like I said before, this is going to be my last kind of big deal, so I’ve got to make sure I set myself up financially on this deal. We’ll see what happens.”
Free agency begins at 6 p.m. ET on June 30, and during that time players and teams can negotiate contracts. The moratorium lifts on July 6, when contracts can become official.