Carter has already said that he expects to play one more season and retire and he can help teams trying to make a playoff push or looking for a veteran presence to help develop younger talent.
He averaged 7.4 points in 17.5 minutes over 76 games with the Hawks last season, shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc. He can still dunk but his impact in his 22nd season will go far beyond what he can do on the court.
The 42-year-old is revered all over the league, he earned the respect of his young Kings teammates without commanding it in 2017-18, leaving an indelible mark on them and he left the same impression on the Hawks last season.
The veteran swingman can provide immediate value to a contender and I would love to see him end his career in Toronto, where it all began but he reportedly wants to sign with a team that can give him significant playing time.
Insider Amin Elhassan recently spoke on SiriusXM NBA Radio and he believes Vince Carter wants to go somewhere he can get to play. Carter was drafted fifth overall by the Raptors in 1998, he won the Rookie of the Year award and made eight NBA All-Star appearances in his career.
Vince Carter has averaged 17.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 30.7 minutes over 1,481 career games with the Raptors, Nets, Magic, Suns, Mavericks, Grizzlies, Kings and Hawks, shooting 43.7 percent from the field, 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free-throw line.
Vince Carter’s Team For Game 1 of the 2019-20 NBA Season?
(Courtesy of Bovada)
Toronto Raptors -210
New York Knicks +200
New Orleans Pelicans +650
Atlanta Hawks +1100
Orlando Magic +1600
Charlotte Hornets +1600
Golden State Warriors +1600