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Peachtree Hoops Aug 17, 2016

Is Taurean Prince the Second Coming of DeMarre Carroll?

Taurean Prince looks like a different player than DeMarre Carroll did out of college.  Can Prince become the Carroll of now? Before Taurean Prince walked across the 2016 NBA draft stage in Brooklyn, draft experts had already tagged the Baylor forward with familiar comparison; former Atlanta Hawk, DeMarre Carroll. Billed as role player ready for immediate impact, the slender 6’8” forward has been characterized as an energetic defender who can stretch defenses from deep. Add some dreadlocks into the draft prospect concoction, and voila, the Carroll comparisons caught fire. When the...
Raptors HQ Aug 3, 2016

DeMarre Carroll reflects on liver disease, fashion, family and the story of his life

The man we call JYD 2.0 has been through a lot, and keeps right on going. It’s fair to say the first year of DeMarre Carroll as a member of the Toronto Raptors did not go according to plan. After a series of bad luck injuries and knee surgery, the 29-year-old swingman only got to play in 29 regular season and 20 playoff games last season. After Toronto was eliminated, Carroll listed off all of the injuries he had accrued over those last few weeks and months. There’s no doubt he is the team’s iron man. Of course, Carroll is more than that. Over at the NBPA website, Jared Zwerling...