So, the Sacramento Kings have signed 40 year old Vince Carter to a one-year, $8 million contract. Apparently, Vince Carter is still in the league and played a decent roll for the Memphis Grizzlies last year. Huh. I guess, I didn’t realize that, because no one outside of Memphis cares about the Memphis Grizzlies.
That being said, I like this move. The Sacramento Kings have made decent moves this year. They brought in a bunch of veterans to teach their young players how to be professionals. Vince is known to be a calming force in the locker room, so $8 million is a deal for the wisdom he can depart on the rookie class.
ESPN.com: “Free agent Vince Carter has agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal with the Sacramento Kings, his agents tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Carter, 40, is the NBA’s oldest active player and joins Dallas Mavericksstar Dirk Nowitzki as the only two players from the 1998 draft class still in the league. After struggling with nagging ankle injuries the previous two seasons, Carter played a key role for the Grizzlies in 2016-17, averaging 8.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 24.6 minutes per game.
Carter ranks 22nd on the league’s all-time scoring list with 24,555 career points. He will likely pass Patrick Ewing (24,815 points) this season and is 638 points shy of bumping Jerry West out of the top 20.”
Vince Carter, 40 years old and getting paid.
Players who played in Vince Carter’s NBA debut: Bruce Bowen, Kevin Willis, Charles Oakley, Dee Brown, Dwayne Schintzius. pic.twitter.com/r9ptU4m1UE
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 7, 2017