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Matt Carroll - SG, 6'6, 212
Retired - Retired after 2013 season
       Date of birth: 08/28/1980
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2003
     Out of: Notre Dame
  NBA Experience: 10 years
  Hand: Right

29th September, 2003 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with New York.
27th October, 2003 NBA Waived by New York.
7th November, 2003 NBA Signed an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Portland.
7th January, 2004 NBA Waived by Portland.
4th February, 2004 NBDL Acquired by Roanoke Dazzle.
8th March, 2004 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2004/05 with San Antonio.
29th June, 2004 NBA Waived by San Antonio.
4th October, 2004 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Golden State.
1st November, 2004 NBA Waived by Golden State.
11th December, 2004 NBDL Acquired by Roanoke Dazzle.
23rd February, 2005 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Charlotte.
31st August, 2005 NBA Re-signed by Charlotte to a two year, $2,288,000 contract. Included team option for 2006/07 season.
1st May, 2006 NBA Charlotte exercised 2006/07 team option.
17th July, 2007 NBA Re-signed by Charlotte to a six year, $26.9 million contract. Included early termination option after 2011/12 season.
16th January, 2009 NBA Traded by Charlotte, along with Ryan Hollins, to Dallas in exchange for DeSagana Diop.
13th July, 2010 NBA Traded by Dallas, along with Erick Dampier, Eduardo Najera and cash to Charlotte in exchange for Tyson Chandler and Alexis Ajinca.
30th June, 2012 NBA Declined to exercise early termination option.
13th November, 2012 NBA Traded by Charlotte to New Orleans in exchange for Hakim Warrick.
20th November, 2012 NBA Waived by New Orleans.
When: Where:
1999 - 2003 Notre Dame (NCAA)
July 2003 New York Knicks (Summer League)
September 2003 - October 2003 New York Knicks (NBA)
November 2003 - January 2004 Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
February 2004 - March 2004 Roanoke Dazzle (NBDL)
March 2004 - June 2004 San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
July 2004 Golden State Warriors (Summer League)
October 2004 - November 2004 Golden State Warriors (NBA)
December 2004 - February 2005 Roanoke Dazzle (NBDL)
February 2005 - January 2009 Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
January 2009 - July 2010 Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
July 2010 - November 2012 Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
November 2012 New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
From blog:

   Creative Financing in the NBA, 2010

- The magical, mystical, my-God-this-is-such-a-unique-contract-and-a-history-making-trade-chip Erick Dampier unguaranteed contract DUST chip thing - I hate unnecessarily abbreviations almost as much as I like hearing myself talk - was used last month in an underwhelming trade that brought Tyson Chandler to Dallas, while sending the non-expiring contracts of Matt Carroll and Eduardo Najera the other way. Bizarrely, Charlotte preferred this Chandler deal to a prospective one that would have sent him to Toronto, even though this trade saw them taking on significant salary for players they won't (or shouldn't) play. John Hollinger summed up the deal thusly:

I'd like to congratulate Michael Jordan on being the first executive in history to avoid saving money in a salary dump. Tyson Chandler and Alexis Ajinca have one year left at a combined $14.1 million, while Eduardo Najera and Matt Carroll are owed a combined $17.1 million over the next three years. Throw in cash (presumably the maximum allowable $3 million) from Dallas, and they managed to break even while giving away their starting center for two guys who will occupy seats 11 and 12 at the end of the bench. Strike up the band.

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   Chicago's Meticulously Crafted 2011 Offseason Plan That Relies An Awful Lot Upon Guesswork

[T]he amnesty clause (that we're having to pretend will exist here, but which almost certainly will exist in some form) will further expand the range of available talents. A lot of decent players are going to become available, not because they can't play the game, but because they can't justify their contract. A lot of the candidates are obvious and inevitable, some perhaps less so. Here's a potential list:

- Charlotte: DeSagana Diop, Matt Carroll and Eduardo Najera - Even after the Gerald Wallace and Emeka Okafor trades, and the other thing that we're about to come to, Charlotte will still be caked in salary. Diop spent most of last season inactive, and has more than $14 million remaining over the next two years. Carroll has only $7.4 million remaining over the same time frame, but is similarly unwanted. And the aging Najera will cost $2,750,000 next season to further prop up the inactive list.

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