Newspaper article The Canadian Press

DeMarre Carroll Announces He's Leaving after Reported Raptors-Nets Deal

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

DeMarre Carroll Announces He's Leaving after Reported Raptors-Nets Deal

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Carroll announces he's leaving after reported trade

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DeMarre Carroll has announced that he's leaving the Toronto Raptors.

The oft-injured forward thanked Toronto fans Sunday morning in an Instagram post that included a picture of both Toronto supporters and the Barclays Center, the home of the Brooklyn Nets.

ESPN reported early Sunday that Toronto has agreed to trade Carroll to the Nets for centre Justin Hamilton. The Nets would also reportedly receive a 2018 lottery-protected first-round and second-round pick in the deal.

"It was a blessing to play for Toronto and for the entire nation of Canada," the post said. "It's definitely something I will remember for the rest of my life!!!

"@BrooklynNets...looking forward to meeting y'all and showing you that #Hardwork!!!"

Carroll also added that he's a member of the Nets to his Instagram bio.

The 30-year-old signed with Toronto as a free agent in 2015 but was hampered by injuries that limited him to 26 games in 2015-16 and 72 games last year. …

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