Many expected the Toronto Raptors to challenge the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference this past season and DeMarre Caroll may have a reason why they didn’t. Toronto was once again swept by Cleveland in the second round. Carroll was recently traded to the Brooklyn Nets along with draft picks as a salary dump.
According to Carroll, this was why the Raptors under performed despite having a great roster.
“Once adversity hits and stuff starts going wrong, guys are going to go back to ISO basketball, that’s how it is. You’ve got to trust it. It’s one of those things you’ve got to build, you’ve just got to trust each other. This year, I feel like a lot of guys didn’t trust each other and a lot of guys, they didn’t feel like other guys could produce or (be) given the opportunity, so there was a lot of lack of trust on our team, so that’s what hindered us from going (as far as they wanted to go).”
Carroll believes his career will return to form in a different system working with Kenny Atkinson again in Brooklyn.