The San Antonio Spurs waived forward DeMarre Carroll today, as the two sides came together in a buyout agreement.
In his one season with the Spurs, Carroll barely played, averaging 2.2 points and 2.1 rebounds and 9.0 minutes in 15 games played.
Here’s the San Antonio Express News:
Signed by the Spurs in free agency last summer to a three-year deal worth almost $21 million, Carroll has played in just 15 of the team’s 54 games and not at all since logging two minutes in a Jan. 8 win at Boston. He has been inactive for the last 15 straight contests and was not with the team Feb. 2 when it embarked on the first portion of the eight-game rodeo trip.
“I don’t know what went wrong, what happened,” Carroll said. “I felt like San Antonio was going to be a great place for me, for my talents, but it didn’t work out.”
And in another Express News report:
Under the contract Carroll signed with the Spurs in July, he was due a guaranteed $8 million after this season.
It is a rare step for a team to buy out a player with that much guaranteed money remaining on his deal. Most buyout deals — like Pau Gasol’s last year with the Spurs — tend to happen in the final year of a player’s contract.
Per multiple reports, Carroll is expected to sign with the Rockets.
The Spurs roster now stands at 16.