Vince Carter might lack what he was known for but he has proved that he could still hang with his opponents despite his advanced age and as a result, he won’t be back with the Kings in the upcoming season, but he will have a job.
Atlanta Hawks signed the eight-time All-Star to a one-year deal for the league’s oldest player is worth $2.4 million. It will be Carter’s 21st NBA season and eighth different team. He will enter the season having scored 24,868 points.
Carter possesses a lot of wisdom that he can clearly pass down to inexperienced youngsters, “Atlanta general manager Travis Schlenk wanted Carter’s influence around a young, rebuilding roster. Atlanta selected three players, including guard Trae Young, in the first-round of the 2018 NBA draft, and 2017 first-round pick John Collins also is a key part of the franchise’s future.
Carter was drafted on June 24, 1998, nearly three months before Young was born on Sept. 19, 1998,” Wojnarowski pointed out.
Oddly enough, Carter will now find himself in nearly an identical situation that he was in last season. With a very young and raw core, he will be relied on to guide the rookies and second-year players during games, on the practice court and in the weight room.