Hawks Saving a Roster Spot for Vince Carter

Vince Carter at a Charity Golf Match. Photo by Imagine China/REX/Shutterstock

NBA veteran Vince Carter previously announced his intention to play a record-breaking 22nd season in the NBA in 2019/20. According to Chris Kirschner of The Athletic, that could happen in Atlanta Hawks jersey.

Carter spent last season with the Hawks and proved as a solid contributor from the bench while bringing veteran leadership and mentorship to the team’s young roster. Atlanta is now interested in reuniting with the 42-year-old for at least one more year.

Kirschner reports that Hawks currently have two roster spots available and keep one reserved for Carter in case he decides to come back.

Despite his advanced age, Vince Carter managed to put together a rather solid season with the Hawks, playing 76 games and being on the court for 17.6 minutes on average. He particularly proved himself productive as stretch four, contributing with 7.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.

The teams around the NBA showed interest in Carter in previous weeks, but he is still weighing his options. Playing for a contender would reportedly be his preference, but he is also willing to accept a role on a talented team that could make some noise this season.

Carter himself is confident he will get everything sorted out in coming days.

“Hopefully in the coming days, we’ll have something figured out,” – he told the media recently.