How will Raptors cope with DeMarre Carroll sidelined?

Title: How will Raptors cope with DeMarre Carroll sidelined?
Date: December 8, 2015
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: For my latest at Sportsnet, I analyzed DeMarre Carroll’s injury and the Raptors’ options to replace him.

One of the biggest concerns for the retooled Toronto Raptors entering the season was depth, particularly at small forward and center. With DeMarre Carroll now joining Jonas Valanciunas on the shelf, their depth is about to be weighed. Most likely, it will be found wanting.

Carroll was a surprise inactive as the Raptors hosted the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, with the team revealing that Carroll has a right knee contusion. It’s something Carroll’s been playing through since banging knees with DeAndre Jordan on Nov. 22, but after he saw a specialist Monday it’s become clear he’ll be sidelined for an undetermined but potentially lengthy amount of time.

“Indefinitely. We’ll see. It’ll be a nice period of time,” Carroll said after Monday’s game.

Continue reading at Sportsnet.


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