Forty-one-year-old forward Vince Carter has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:
Free agent Vince Carter has agreed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks, league source tells ESPN. Hawks want Carter around its young locker room.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 25, 2018
The deal will be at the veteran’s minimum for one year and $2.4 million, according to Yahoo’s Shams Charania:
Sources: Vince Carter’s deal with the Atlanta Hawks: one-year, $2.4M veteran minimum.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 25, 2018
Carter is the oldest player in the NBA. His storied career is coming to an end; at this point, his role isn’t much more than that of a mentor and veteran locker-room leader.
Carter spent last season with the Kings on a one-year, $8 million deal.
Carter has been named to eight All-Star teams in his 20 years in the NBA. He started out in Toronto, after the Raptors drafted him fifth overall in 1998, and stayed in Toronto until the 2004-05 season. Since then, he’s bounced around, spending time with the New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies and, most recently, Kings.