Vince Carter leaving Dallas for Southwest rival Grizzlies

The Mavericks were planning on bringing back sixth man Vince Carter for their $2.7 million exception, but that won’t happen as the Game 3 hero has agreed with the Memphis Grizzlies for a three-year deal worth $12 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA).

Carter will take over sixth-man duties for a fellow 3-point shooter in Mike Miller, who has interest in joining former teammate LeBron James in Cleveland.

Vinsanity is primarily known for his playoff heroics during Game 3 of the Mavs’ first-round series with the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs.

Carter leaves Big D after three seasons with the Mavs.

He was a 38 percent 3-point shooter during his time here and made 382 treys, 146 last season and 308 the last two years, his most in a two-year span of his career.

Taking his 146 treys over to division rival Memphis, the Mavs are stuck with a mere 89 treys from a season ago on their current bench (Harris, Crowder, Ledo, Mekel, Wright).

Dallas is expected to offer its cap-room exception to Mo Williams, who played with Portland last season and lives in the Dallas area during the offseason.

 

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