He may be losing a step athletically, but his sheer effort is enough to cover for him, at least for now.
Why He Fits
Although he’s a fantastic player defensively on an individual level, it’s his impact on the overall team defense that made him worth the money this year. He’s one of the more versatile players on the team; with a 6’8″ bulky frame, long arms, and an undeniable motor he can cover one through five passably. For a team with so many defensive holes, having a player like Carroll with the ability to fill different gaps from game-to-game is invaluable.