The Toronto Raptors need help at the four, and there was some surprise (and frustration by Raptors’ fans) that they didn’t make a move at the trade deadline. For now, it is still the Luis Scola and Patrick Patterson show, and that could be trouble come the playoffs.
The guy who would be a fantastic four for them in the playoffs? DeMarre Carroll.
And it sounds like he is getting closer to a return, according to Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun.
There have been questions about whether the Carroll will be back from his knee injury in time for the playoffs, but if this is any indication he might make it.
Integrating him into the lineup will not be simple (he averaged 11.7 points in the 23 games he played, and he was still trying to find a role), but it’s their best chance at improving at the four and making a serious run in the playoffs.