The Sacramento Kings continue to rack up veteran pieces. They made the first splash on July 4th by inking George Hill and Zach Randolph to big money deals on shorter terms. It now appears that one of Z-Bo’s recent teammates will be joining him in California.
Vince Carter, who did publicly state that he would be open to joining a contender if the proper situation came. Well, now he’s heading to Sacramento, a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in over a decade. He’s reportedly signing a one-year, $8 million deal with the team.
Following comes from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Free agent Vince Carter has agreed to a one-year, $8M deal with Sacramento, agents Kurt Schoeppler and Jim Tanner tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 7, 2017
Carter will enter his 20th NBA season and it quite possibly is his last. Instead of choosing to join a team and be a member of a title contender, he’s choosing to give back to the up and coming young core Kings talent. He’ll be able to mentor a young UNC Tar Heels prospect in Justin Jackson who is almost half his age.