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Future Hall of Famer Vince Carter went on the Winging It Podcast and officially announced his retirement from professional basketball.
“I’m officially done playing basketball professional,” Carter said. The 22-year veteran came into the NBA in 1998 as the fifth-overall pick of the Toronto Raptors. He spent seven incredible seasons in Toronto before joining the Nets during the 2004-05 season. After five seasons with the Nets, Carter went on to play for six teams in the next 10 years. He finishes his career averaging 16.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.1assists, and one steal in 30 minutes per game in a whopping 1,541 regular season games. Carter was able to extend his career in the NBA by becoming a very good 3PT shooter, but he’s best know for his ability as a slasher and dunker. The “it’s over” gesture after the between the legs dunk in the 2000 NBA dunk contest will forever live on as one of the most iconic images in dunk contest history. Congratulations to Vince Carter on a fantastic career and a much deserved retirement.
Vince Carter scored five points (2-7 FG, 1-6 3PT), grabbed two rebounds and dished out one assist in Saturday’s home loss against the Grizzlies.
Carter continues to amass minutes while the Hawks battle through injuries. With the Hawks unlikely to make the playoffs this season, Carter will continue to be a mentor to this developing core of young players. Even with an increase in minutes, Carter has not been producing enough to be worthy of a roster spot on your fantasy team.
Vince Carter recorded eight points (3-4 FG, 2-3 3PT) and secured one rebound in Friday’s loss against the Wizards.
With injuries devastating the Hawks, Carter has seen a consistent increase in minutes. Over the last four games, he is averaging over 14 minutes, and contributing just over five points per contest. He is not a “must-add” candidate, but he should continue to see an abundance of minutes as a result of the injury bug that has hit the Hawks.
Vince Carter scored three points (1-5 FG, 1-4 3PT), snatched two steals and grabbed four rebounds in Saturday night’s home win against the Trail Blazers.
For the second straight game, Carter saw over 10 minutes of action. Granted, it was in relief of the injured Cam Reddish, who left early due to lower back pain. If Reddish were to miss time or was limited, some of those minutes would go to Carter. Carter can be left on your bench.
Vince Carter scored two points (1-5 FG, 0-1 FT), grabbed two rebounds, contributed one assist, and snagged two steals against the Nets on Friday.
For the second time in five games, Carter saw the floor for more than 10 minutes. With injuries hurting the Hawks right now, Carter has been able to fill in. Though not a fantasy option at this point in his career, it is good to see one of the oldest and most legendary NBA players still contributing.