Carroll will come off the bench Saturday against the 76ers, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports. The Nets are down 2-1 in the series, and coach Kenny Atkinson will opt to give Caris LeVert the nod at small forward. Carroll has scored in double-digits just once this series.
Carroll (wrist) is no longer listed on the injury report for Saturday's playoff game against Philadelphia. Carroll was held out of the regular-season finale, but he'll be ready to roll for the first round of the postseason. He's averaging 10.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists over his previous five matchups.
Carroll will not play Wednesday against the Heat due to a sprained right wrist, Greg Logan of Newsday reports. The Nets already clinched a playoff berth, so there's no reason to push Carroll to play through what's likely a relatively minor injury. Brooklyn may also be without Joe Harris, who's considered questionable, so coach Kenny Atkinson may have to dip a little deeper into his bench than usual.
Carroll scored 20 points (6-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 6-8 FT) while adding five rebounds, two assists and a block in 35 minutes during Monday's 131-121 loss to the Bucks. It's only the second time in his last 11 games Carroll has managed to score 20 or more points. The veteran forward has been his usual solid self this season when healthy, and his experience could be key to the Nets' upset hopes if the team manages to hang onto its playoff spot -- a spot which would currently match the club up against Carroll's old Raptors squad in the first round.
Carroll generated 18 points (5-8 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds and one steal in 36 minutes Monday in the Nets' 148-144 double-overtime loss to the Trail Blazers. Carroll picked up his second straight start at forward and again handled 30-plus minutes while Caris LeVert came off the bench. LeVert (16 points, seven rebounds in 24 minutes) turned in a quality outing of his own, but coach Kenny Atkinson may be inclined to stick with Carroll on the top unit after back-to-back solid performances. Carroll has drilled seven triples between the two starts while converting at a 47.6 percent clip from the field.
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