Vince Carter Wants to Keep Playing, Set on Finding Team for 21st Season
Air Canada is not ready to touch down just yet.
Vince Carter, one of the NBA’s great highfliers, has announced that he will return for another year.
Carter, 41, is wrapping up his 20th NBA season, averaging 5.3 PPG for the bottom-feeding Sacramento Kings. He says that next year is likely to be his last:
“I plan on coming back one more season. I’m almost 90 percent sure that’s it after next season… You kind of go through the season, especially when the end is near and you say, ‘Hey, how do I feel?’”
Carter, the league’s oldest player, is set to be a free agent.
Where will he end up? A market should still remain for a player who can provide veteran leadership and 3-point shooting (37% for his career). Is a return to his old northern stomping grounds in the cards?
Toronto GM Masai Ujiri reportedly attempted to bring Carter back to Toronto last offseason, before he signed with the Sacramento Kings. Carter, for his part, has not ruled out a reunion.
Wherever Vince Carter ends up, fans should enjoy this likely future Hall of Famer while they still can.