4. SF DeMarre Carroll: TOR 2015-2017, BKN 2017-2019
Carroll is a name that Raptors fans aren’t exactly too fond of. They have a good reason not to be. Brought to Toronto on a high-priced free-agent contract following a successful stint in Atlanta, Carroll’s 9.4 points per game on just under 40% shooting didn’t give Toronto a ton of immediate value.
While Carroll did start a good chunk of games for some Raptors teams that made it deep into the postseason twice, he ultimately was traded to Brooklyn in a salary dump move as Toronto looked to better spend that money. Naturally, he started to turn it on when he was in black and white.
DeMarre Carroll left the Toronto Raptors and had success in Brooklyn.
Carroll had what is still the best season of his career in terms of points per game during his first Nets season, and during his second campaign, he helped take a somewhat ragtag bunch to the playoffs as the No. 6 seed in the East. Because of course he did.
Overall, Carroll was a disappointment given the time and money Toronto invested in him, but he did play a role in helping the Raptors to two straight postseason births with high seeds, and his Nets career was one of the finest stretches of his career.
Despite him ranking at No. 4, I’m sure Nets fans have a slightly more favorable opinion of him.