The Spurs have agreed to a buyout agreement with the little-used forward, who signed a three-year deal worth nearly $21 million last summer. The 33-year-old Carroll appeared in only 15 games for the Spurs, and had not been used since playing two minutes against Boston on Jan. 8.
He did not travel with the Spurs on the first six games of the rodeo road trip before the All-Star break, as the team tried unsuccessfully to move him in advance of the trade deadline.
Carroll reportedly intends to sign with the Houston Rockets once the dust settles.
Carroll had recently told the SAEN that he perpelxed as to why things weren’t working out here, as like many fans he thought he would be a good fit.
“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.”
We may never know completely why things didn’t work, but among other things, he reportedly had trouble leaning the schemes. Whatever the reason, hopefully his next stop is more eventful. Whether the Spurs plan on replacing him with a waiver of their own or focusing on the players they have remains to be seen.