7 Worst free agent signings in Toronto Raptors franchise history

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4. DeMarre Carroll

The contract: Four years, $60 million (2015) 

After bouncing around four different teams during his first four years in the league, Carroll finally found a soft landing spot with the Atlanta Hawks. He was given an opportunity and took full advantage of it, as he had two breakout seasons with the team.

Carroll would use two good seasons with the Hawks to land a huge four-year contract signed during the 2015 offseason with the Toronto Raptors.Looking to make a big splash, the Raptors were putting all their hope in Carroll,, who (at the time) seemed like a player that was emerging as a star player and an elite 3-and-D player.

DeMarre Carroll never took off with the Toronto Raptors.

However, his first season with the Raptors was tanked due to a nagging knee injury that would eventually force him to miss the majority of the season. During his first season in Toronto, Carroll only played in 26 games.

The Raptors’ prized offseason signing was completely neutralized because of injury. During the 2016-17 season, Carroll did play 72 games with Toronto, but was never the same player that he was in Atlanta.

To make matters worse, the Raptors had to attach a first and second-round pick to trade Carroll to the Brooklyn Nets during the 2017 offseason in what was viewed as a salary dump move. What a bust.