The Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors both saw their seasons end Sunday. Now the focus for both teams will be on the 2014-2015 season.
Reports are surfacing that the Raptors are interested in bringing back “Air Canada”.
Word is that the Raptors have been kicking around the idea of making a free-agent play this summer to try to bring Vince Carter “home” by trying to sign the former face of the franchise away from the Mavericks.
Vince Carter began his career in Toronto, where he spent six-plus seasons, averaging over 20 points in all but one (rookie season).
Even with the ugly breakup, which resulted in him being traded to the New Jersey Nets, there is still plenty of admiration for the man formally known as “Half Man – Half Amazing”. During last season’s dunk contest, Terrence Ross donned a retro Carter Raptors jersey.
With DeMar DeRozan and Terrence Ross occupying the starting wings, Carter would give the team a veteran shooter off of the bench.
Carter has spent the last three seasons with the Mavericks and has filled in as the team’s primary 6th man after the departure of Jason Terry. Both teams have expressed interest staying together.
Carter, 37, just completed his 16th season in the league. He holds career averages of 20.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 3.7 assists.
Besides the Mavericks and Raptors, he’s also played for the Nets, Orlando Magic, and Phoenix Suns.