Our offseason grades series continues as we look at the Atlanta Hawks re-signing Vince Carter for his final season.
Though the team and player left fans waiting all the way until August, the Atlanta Hawks re-signed Vince Carter to one more season, which will consequently be his last one in the NBA after 22 magical years of high-flying dunks and memorable plays.
This season, Vince Carter will best various players such as Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Garnett, Kevin Willis and others by playing in his 22nd season in the NBA. When he sets foot on a basketball court in the year 2020, Vinsanity will have appeared in NBA games across four decades – an amazing statistic.
Beyond the novelty of having an NBA legend play out his final season with the Atlanta Hawks – as well as all the national media attention that will get – Carter will almost certainly play a pivotal role on the court for the Hawks as well, seeing as they are fairly thin at the power forward spot.
Carter played the majority of his minutes at the four last season for the Atlanta Hawks, which was the first time in his career that VC was primarily a power forward. It worked well for him too, as he shot quite well from deep and played mistake-free basketball on both ends – as one would expect from one of the most decorated players in the NBA.
Carter’s longevity will certainly be memorable this season and seeing him both impact winning basketball on the court while also mentoring the team’s young guns on the bench should make for inspiring viewing in the 2019-20 NBA season.
Though this writer in particular may be biased, re-signing Vince was a slam dunk, which is fitting given Carter’s acrobatic jams throughout his career.
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