Vince Carter wants to sign somewhere he’ll get to play
The 21-year NBA veteran swingman Vince Carter is reportedly interested in signing with a team that can dole out playing minutes for the 42-year-old.
Speaking on SiriusXM Radio, NBA insider Amin Elhassan called playing more minutes with a team “important” to Carter, who last competed for the Atlanta Hawks during the 2018-19 season.
— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) July 21, 2019
After years with the Toronto Raptors, New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks, and Memphis Grizzlies, Carter is coming off of one-year stints with the Sacramento Kings and Hawks—two teams who were rebuilding during his tenure at the respective franchises.
Now, as an unrestricted free agent, many believe Carter will forego the inevitable retirement and continue seeking employment in the Association but with a team willing to play him.
Elhassan went on to speak to Carter’s mindset during the offseason, where he’s looking for “regular” minutes on a team so he can continue playing the game he loves.
Carter entered the league in 1998 as the fifth overall pick out of North Carolina. The “Half-Man/Half-Amazing” dunking extraordinaire went on to win Rookie of the Year and made eight All-Star teams in his storied career. After breaking up with Tracy McGrady and the Toronto Raptors, he went to the Nets to play with Jason Kidd and Richard Jefferson.
If teams are seeking Carter’s talents, it seems to be slow going at the moment, perhaps preferring to bring VC on more as a veteran consultant and mentor rather than rotation player.
Carter has averaged 17.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game in 1,481 career appearances, shooting 43.7% from the field, 37.4% from deep, and 79.8% from the charity stripe.