Caron came into this season as the Clippers’ new answer at SF with Al-Farouq Aminu traded away and Ryan Gomes being Ryan Gomes. He also came in on a 3-year, $24 million contract, while coming off of knee surgery at the age of 31. Despite the age and surgery (and reputation as a bit of a gunner), Caron has filled his role about as well as expected.
His career up until this point was more about creating shots than spotting up, but he’s limited his bad possessions and is shooting slightly above league average on 3-pointers (among small forwards). Defensively he’s been solid in isolation and pretty bad in terms of closing out and chasing screens. Taking into account the lowered expectations in terms of being in a bit of a foreign role and being on the down slope of his career, he’s been okay.
Overall Grade: B