Spurs waive DeMarre Carroll; Rockets expected to sign him

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that the team has waived forward DeMarre Carroll, and according to ESPN and Carroll’s agent Mark Bartelstein, Carroll agreed to a contract buyout.

The Spurs were paying Carroll, who signed a three-year, $20.6 million deal with the team this summer, $7 million this season, and he’s set to receive a guaranteed $6.65 million in 2020-21. Only $1.35 million of the $7 million the pact calls for him to collect in 2021-22 is guaranteed, according to the San Antonio Express-News          

Houston is a frontrunner to sign Carroll once he clears waivers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Carroll, 33, saw action in just 15 games for San Antonio averaging 2.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in 9.0 minutes.

According to reports, the Spurs were actively trying to trade Carroll before the trade deadline, but they were not able to find any suitors. 


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