According to the Arizona Republic, the Phoenix Suns is expected to buy out Vince Carter’s remaining year for $4 million instead of trying to move his contract to another team.
If that pushes through, Carter then will become a free agent with an impending lockout in the NBA.
At this point, he is likely hoping for a shot at playing for a championship team. He has never played on a team that has advanced past the conference finals during his NBA career and despite being 34, he should get offers from several teams.
Should the San Antonio Spurs consider getting him when he becomes a free agent?
He is no longer the All Star he once was, but it should be noted the Spurs had a strong interest in him before they acquire Richard Jefferson two seasons ago.
Carter’s numbers last season ain’t that bad either.
He played a total of 73 regular season games (22 with the Orlando Magic and 51 with the Suns), averaging 14.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists on 43.6 percent field goal shooting.
Also, playing in a team with such a strong collective work ethic like the Spurs and learning from a top notch coach like Gregg Popovich may help him revive his NBA career.
Carter would provide depth, scoring and add veteran presence at the small forward and shooting guard positions, filling a need for the Spurs.
If Carter gets a buyout and is willing to join San Antonio, the Spurs could likely get him at a reasonable rate.
Considering his experience and scoring ability, Carter might be worth the gamble.
Getting him could solve some of San Antonio’s immediate concerns the wing position particularly on the offensive end.
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