The Nets are not good on defense and Carroll isn’t in his prime by any means on that end, but his fit with the team is nearly perfect.
The Nets have a difficult decision coming up in 2018-2019. Carroll made huge improvements on both ends this season, and bounced back to his 2013-2014 form, but given his age (32 years old in July) it’s difficult to trust that his sudden improvement is sustainable. He’s coming off of a career year in which he proved he still has at least some gas left in the tank, but he’s well past this athletic prime. And for a wing who made his money as an athletic defensive stud, it’s fair to wonder if he can keep up at that pace.