Jan 10, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll (5) looses the ball behind his back against the defense of Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) during the second half at Philips Arena. The Hawks defeated the Rockets 83-80. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
The Atlanta Hawks will be short-handed against the Brooklyn Nets in London on Thursday as starting small forward DeMarre Carroll did not make the trip overseas.
Carroll didn’t travel to London for “personal reasons” reported Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore of the AJC, and those reasons are to stay with his fiancee and newborn baby girl, Lailah Amari Carroll, who was just born on Wednesday.
Congratulate @DeMarreCarroll1 as he will miss game in London due to birth of his daughter – welcome Lailah Amari Carroll. #ATLHawks