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Report: DeMarre Carroll agrees to sign with Spurs

DeMarre Carroll, Spurs

DeMarre Carroll is signing with the San Antonio Spurs, The Athletic’s Shams Charania first reported.

Carroll, almost 33 years old, most recently played for the Brooklyn Nets, who started the summer with a splash by getting commitments on four-year deals from All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.

Prior to his two-year stint in Brooklyn, Carroll, a 6-foot-8 “tweener” forward, spent two seasons with the Toronto Raptors. Toronto sent Carroll to the Nets for then-future first- and second-round picks.

Carroll is known for his defensive intensity. He was on the Atlanta Hawks team that earned “Player of the Month” honors for its entire starting five—Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, Paul Millsap, and Al Horford with Carroll—during the 2014-15 season.

He’s a relentless competitor, helping his team win on multiple levels. Carroll has been to the conference finals in two separate occasions; first with the Hawks in 2015 then the following year with the Raptors.

Carroll was drafted with the 27th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies. He went to Vanderbilt before transferring to the University of Missouri.

The Spurs also re-signed forward Rudy Gay as they look to reload on an overachieving team this past season that was without guard Dejounte Murray. The new-look Spurs in the post–Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili era won 48 games with DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge as the cornerstones of the team.

With DeMarre Caroll in tow, San Antonio is trying to build depth to an athletic and versatile team.