With the Toronto Raptors opting not to make a deal on trade deadline day, the team must now rely on the buyout market in order to upgrade its roster before the postseason. One potential player the team can sign, should this player request a buyout, is Sacramento Kings guard Vince Carter.
Carter, 40, played his most memorable seasons with the Raptors franchise. Raptors fans have been pitching a reunion between the two sides before Carter eventually retires, and it appears the Raptors would have some interest in making it happen should it become possible.
Following from Michael Grange of Rogers Sportsnet.
Carter has been discussed internally by the Raptors, according to multiple sources, but only as one option among several. Adding Carter, or any other veteran likely to be waived or bought out in the coming weeks, is the only remaining option the Raptors have if they want to upgrade their roster after making no significant moves leading up to Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET trade deadline.
While Carter may eventually ask for one, there have been no indications that either Carter or the Kings have interest in a buyout at this point.
The buyout market is expected to be robust this season, with players such as Joe Johnson, Marco Belinelli and Brandan Wright already becoming available after Thursday’s trade deadline.