Kings, Vince Carter agree to a one-year deal, sources say

Jul 08, 2017, 00:26
Kings, Vince Carter agree to a one-year deal, sources say

The 40-year-old agreed Thursday to a one-year, $8 million contract with the Sacramento Kings-a deal which will take him into his 20th National Basketball Association season.

Instead, Carter will join Sacramento making more money than he likely could have gotten from anyone else, given the Kings' huge amount of cap space entering this summer.

In the latter stages of his career, Carter has transitioned incredibly well, acting as a role player for teams like the Dallas Mavericks and the aforementioned Grizzlies.

In the 73 games he played last season, Carter averaged 8.0 points per game on 37.8 percent shooting from three and averaged a true shooting percentage of 54.2 percent.

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For his career, Carter is averaging 18.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists.

Aside from Carter's abilities on the court, he will add to the positive, nurturing culture the Kings are looking to build.

The 8-time All-Star looks to surpass Patrick Ewing for the 21st spot in the all-time scoring list and could even bump off Jerry West from the top 20 as his 24,555 point-total is just 638 points shy from the mark of the Laker legend.

Carter was the 1999 NBA Rookie of the Year and the 2000 slam dunk contest champion. The Kings also reached deals with forward Randolph (two years, $24 million) and guard George Hill (three years, $57 million).

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