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Old 02-08-2012, 07:41 PM   #129
Xiao Yao You
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Default Re: 2011-12 Jazz could play big-man musical chairs

The team has agreed to terms with former Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll, who was waived earlier this week by Denver.

The 6-foot-8, 212-pound Carroll is an interesting pick up for the Jazz, considering he is not an outside scoring threat and has only shot 40 percent throughout his three-year career with Memphis, Houston and Denver.

Carroll only appeared in four games with the Nuggets this season, averaging 2.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 9.9 minutes.

He is expected to join the Jazz in time for practice Thursday morning.

Carroll spent the first two years of his college career at Vanderbilt before transferring to Missouri, which is coached by his uncle, Mike Anderson.

In 2009, Carroll carried Mizzou to an Elite Eight showing and was Big 12 Tournament MVP after leading the Tigers to their first conference crown in 16 years. He averaged 16.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists as a senior.

The Jazz did not release terms of the Carroll's contract.

Besides the fact that this guy has done nothing after being a 1st round pick what need does he fill other than "insurance policy" as Rigby says? This is really the best you can do? Why not look at him on a 10 day contracts at least before committing to him? Why not a shooter? A young pg prospect? Another veteran for the locker room? They could have signed this guy before Denver did if they're so enamored by him. What did he do in Denver to finally get him on their radar?
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