The Hawks announced the signing of DeMarre Carroll Saturday, one day after the small forward inked his two-year contract.
“DeMarre is a great fit for our program,” general manager Danny Ferry said in a statement released by the team. “He is an unselfish, highly competitive player. His versatility in defending multiple positions will make him a valuable contributor to our basketball team.”
Carroll announced the signing on Twitter Friday night as he wrote: “Now I can Officially say I’m a Atlanta Hawk. God has been better to me then I have been to myself! The Junkyarddog is on his way!!”
The Hawks also announced that they requested waivers on DeShawn Stevenson as first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Friday. That moved cleared the way for the Carroll signing.
Carroll, 27, agreed to a two-year, $5 million contract on July 5th but the team waited on the signing for salary cap reasons as they continued to rebuild a roster.
Carroll, 6-foot-8, was selected in the first round (No. 27 overall) by the Grizzlies in the 2009 NBA draft out of Missouri. He averaged 6.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in 66 games last season with the Jazz.
Here is how the Hawks salary cap situation currently sits:
Al Horford $12,000,000
Paul Millsap $9,500,000
Jeff Teague $8,000,000
Kyle Korver $6,760,563
Lou Williams $5,225,000
Elton Brand $4,000,000
DeMarre Carroll $2,500,000
Gustavo Ayon $1,500,000
Lucas Nogueira $1,419,200**
Dennis Schroder $1,348,200
John Jenkins $1,258,800
Jared Cunningham $1,208,400
Pero Antic $1,200,000
Shelvin Mack $884,293*
Mike Scott $788,872*
Jeremy Tyler $100,000***
Salary cap: $58,679,000
* - Non-guaranteed contract
** - Slotted salary cap hold for draft position
*** - Salary of waived player that counts against salary cap
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