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Matt Carroll
SG - 6'6, 212lbs - 43 years old - 10 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2013 season
  • Birthdate: 08/28/1980
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2003
  • Pre-draft team: Notre Dame
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
29th September, 2003NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with New York.
27th October, 2003NBAWaived by New York.
7th November, 2003NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Portland.
7th January, 2004NBAWaived by Portland.
4th February, 2004NBDLAcquired by Roanoke Dazzle.
8th March, 2004NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2004/05 with San Antonio.
29th June, 2004NBAWaived by San Antonio.
4th October, 2004NBASigned a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Golden State.
1st November, 2004NBAWaived by Golden State.
11th December, 2004NBDLAcquired by Roanoke Dazzle.
23rd February, 2005NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Charlotte.
31st August, 2005NBARe-signed by Charlotte to a two year, $2,288,000 contract. Included team option for 2006/07 season.
1st May, 2006NBACharlotte exercised 2006/07 team option.
17th July, 2007NBARe-signed by Charlotte to a six year, $26.9 million contract. Included early termination option after 2011/12 season.
16th January, 2009NBATraded by Charlotte, along with Ryan Hollins, to Dallas in exchange for DeSagana Diop.
13th July, 2010NBATraded by Dallas, along with Erick Dampier, Eduardo Najera and cash to Charlotte in exchange for Tyson Chandler and Alexis Ajinca.
30th June, 2012NBADeclined to exercise early termination option.
13th November, 2012NBATraded by Charlotte to New Orleans in exchange for Hakim Warrick.
20th November, 2012NBAWaived by New Orleans.
Career Moves
1999 - 2003Notre Dame (NCAA)
July 2003New York Knicks (Summer League)
September 2003 - October 2003New York Knicks (NBA)
November 2003 - January 2004Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
February 2004 - March 2004Roanoke Dazzle (NBDL)
March 2004 - June 2004San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
July 2004Golden State Warriors (Summer League)
October 2004 - November 2004Golden State Warriors (NBA)
December 2004 - February 2005Roanoke Dazzle (NBDL)
February 2005 - January 2009Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
January 2009 - July 2010Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
July 2010 - November 2012Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
November 2012New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
Articles about Matt Carroll

June 9, 2011

[T]he amnesty clause (that we're having to pretend will exist here, but which almost certainly will exist in some form) will further expand the range of available talents. A lot of decent players are going to become available, not because they can't play the game, but because they can't justify their contract. A lot of the candidates are obvious and inevitable, some perhaps less so. Here's a potential list:

- Charlotte: DeSagana Diop, Matt Carroll and Eduardo Najera - Even after the Gerald Wallace and Emeka Okafor trades, and the other thing that we're about to come to, Charlotte will still be caked in salary. Diop spent most of last season inactive, and has more than $14 million remaining over the next two years. Carroll has only $7.4 million remaining over the same time frame, but is similarly unwanted. And the aging Najera will cost $2,750,000 next season to further prop up the inactive list.

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August 12, 2010

- The magical, mystical, my-God-this-is-such-a-unique-contract-and-a-history-making-trade-chip Erick Dampier unguaranteed contract DUST chip thing - I hate unnecessarily abbreviations almost as much as I like hearing myself talk - was used last month in an underwhelming trade that brought Tyson Chandler to Dallas, while sending the non-expiring contracts of Matt Carroll and Eduardo Najera the other way. Bizarrely, Charlotte preferred this Chandler deal to a prospective one that would have sent him to Toronto, even though this trade saw them taking on significant salary for players they won't (or shouldn't) play. John Hollinger summed up the deal thusly:

I'd like to congratulate Michael Jordan on being the first executive in history to avoid saving money in a salary dump. Tyson Chandler and Alexis Ajinca have one year left at a combined $14.1 million, while Eduardo Najera and Matt Carroll are owed a combined $17.1 million over the next three years. Throw in cash (presumably the maximum allowable $3 million) from Dallas, and they managed to break even while giving away their starting center for two guys who will occupy seats 11 and 12 at the end of the bench. Strike up the band.

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