DeMarre Carroll on working with Gregg Popovich: “With the basketball thing, we just didn’t jell”

DeMarre Carroll
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San Antonio Spurs forward DeMarre Carroll used a buyout to become a free agent after a disappointing season start. He chatted with Tom Orsborn of San Antonio Express News about what went wrong for him with the Spurs.

According to the 33-year-old veteran, he and Gregg Popovich just didn’t jell when it came to basketball, otherwise having a good relationship:

“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.”

Carroll joined the Spurs on a three-year contract last summer as a free agent. Since then he played only fifteen games for San Antonio and was inactive since January 8. It was obvious that there is no future for him in San Antonio.

He will not stay unemployed for a long time though. It is reported that the Houston Rockets are expected to sign Carroll and Jeff Green.

This season, the 11-year NBA player is averaging 2.2 points and 2.1 rebounds.