DeMarre Carroll agrees to terms with Raptors (updated)

The Junkyard Dog is headed north.

DeMarre Carroll announced via social media that he will play for the Toronto Raptors.

Carroll tweeted: “#WeThe North I will be playing for Toronto Raptors next year!!!! I’m Blessed for this Opportunity!”

Carroll will sign a four-year, $60 million deal as an unrestricted free agent.

Carroll told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the Raptors spent two hours at his home selling him on the city and the fan base.

“I just felt like this was the best opportunity,” Carroll told the AJC. “They are a playoff team and they said they can’t get past the first round. They feel like having me, the way I performed last year in the playoffs, will help them get past the first round. It’s a great opportunity for me. I really excited to play alongside DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry.”

Carroll also had meetings scheduled with the Pistons and Suns but canceled them after agreeing with the Raptors.

Return later for full story on Hawks’ free agency.