DeMarre Carroll: “I don’t want to waste my talents just sitting at the end of the bench, knowing I could help a team produce”

DeMarre Carroll
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The San Antonio Spurts forward is inactive for 15 straight games. His reaction about it: “I don’t know where (it went wrong), what happened, what the hiccup was. But, at the end of the day, I am totally healthy. I work out every day, twice a day. When that opportunity comes, I will be ready to take advantage of it.”

He was signed, as a free agent, last summer to a three-year deal. “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.”

“Coach Pop is a great individual to me,” Carroll said. “Outside of basketball, we talk about family, all kinds of stuff. But with the basketball thing, we just didn’t jell.”

DeMarre Carroll

DeMarre Carroll is considering the opportunity to leave the Spurs on the buyout option. He reportedly met with his agent, Mark Bartelstein, in Chicago during the All-Star Weekend.

Via mysanantonio: “He is handling that,” Carroll said. “Him and (Spurs general manager) Brian (Wright) and all of them. I don’t know what direction we are going to go. But at the end of the day, at 33, I don’t want to waste my talents just sitting at the end of the bench, knowing I could help a team produce.”