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Vince Carter Will Come Back For A Final Season With The Hawks

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Carter has already said that he expects to play one more year and retire and the 22 seasons will break the NBA record for most played. The Hawks loved how Carter’s veteran presence helped develop their younger talent last season and they can try to make a playoff push in 2019-20.

The 42-year-old averaged 7.4 points in 17.5 minutes over 76 games with the Hawks last season, shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc. Carter averaged 11.1 points and 3.6 assists in the 27 games that he played at least 20 minutes last season, remarkable production for a veteran and he can still dunk but his impact once again will go far beyond what he can do on the court.

Revered all over the league, Carter earned the respect of his young Kings teammates without commanding it in 2017-18, leaving an indelible mark on them and he clearly left the same impression on the Hawks last season.

Insider Amin Elhassan recently spoke on SiriusXM NBA Radio and said Vince Carter wanted 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 3-point range and 79.8 percent from the free-throw line. Bovada had the Hawks at +1100 to be Carter’s team for Game 1 of the 2019-20 NBA season.

Odds To Win The Eastern Conference
(Courtesy of 5Dimes)

Milwaukee Bucks +170

Philadelphia 76ers +255

Boston Celtics +700

Indiana Pacers +1050

Brooklyn Nets +1375

Toronto Raptors +2150

Miami Heat +2500

Orlando Magic +5000

Atlanta Hawks +7000

Detroit Pistons +10000

Chicago Bulls +17000

New York Knicks +20000

Washington Wizards +25000

Cleveland Cavaliers +75000

Charlotte Hornets +75000