Vince Carter Re-Signs With Atlanta
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As the whirlwind that is the 2019 NBA offseason dies down, 42-year-old free agent Vince Carter has secured a new contract, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Carter is the oldest active player in the league, and has played for 10 separate teams. He spent last season playing in 76 games with the Atlanta Hawks, averaging 7.4 points and 2.6 rebounds.
The eight-time All-Star and 1999 NBA Rookie of the Year has value that transcends the box score, especially on a young team like the Hawks. His veteran leadership and locker room presence without disrupting young player’s development can not be overstated.
However, this year is thought to be the last for Carter—a career that would mean he spent 22 seasons competing nightly.