Reports in early May claimed the Raps’ wanted to bring back Vince Carter, who started his NBA career with the Toronto Raptors in 1998. He once recorded 27.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game for Toronto. Although the veteran is currently 37 years old, his presence would make a difference for the inexperienced Raptors.
Vince Carer expects to play until 40, according to ESPN. Alongside John Havlicek, Michael Jordan, Reggie Miller and Dominique Wilkins, Vince Carter has become one of the only players to average at least 12 points per game when they were 37 or older.
Carter could bring a solid 24 minutes per game for the Raptors while coming off the bench for DeMar DeRozan. Vince Carter averaged 11.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game in 81 games last season. He finished sixth in the NBA’s Sixth-Man Award voting, according to DallasNews.com! On the court, Carter can spread the floor with his jumper and be relied on to make smart basketball decisions. His experience would come in handy for the young Raptors during the NBA Playoffs. He can also help DeMar DeRozan blossom, and take some pressure off the excelling Kyle Lowry.