Vince Carter Returning To Toronto Raptors Before Retirement?

Vince Carter Returning To Toronto Raptors Before Retirement?
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Vince Carter wants to play at least two more years in the NBA though it remains to be seen which team would grant him that wish. He is entering the final year of his contract with the Memphis Grizzlies so fulfilling that wish will depend on a lot next season.


The easy way to go about it is seeing Carter given a one-year lease by the Grizzlies though all that would depend on the state of the team. The team could opt to consider rookies and other available younger players.

Carter may have a chance to hook up if he proves to be a key element for the Grizzlies this year. A lot of that would depend on how head coach David Fizdale utilizes him for the 2016-17 NBA season.

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Assuming for a moment that the Grizzlies opt to look the opposite direction, Carter may have to look for another team where he can fulfill his wish. One team that comes to mind are the Toronto Raptors.

Nostalgia in the Air

Everyone knows how Carter’s career kicked off. He made a name for himself with his outrageous dunks and a lot of that reeled in the fans to watch Raptor games. His game goes beyond that of course and as Raptors Rapture points out, likens him to the same hype that Michael Jordan brought to the Chicago Bulls.

For now, there is no assurance that the Raptors would be open to the idea. The club is humming and on the rise. But when one thinks about adding Carter, the idea wouldn’t be half that bad.

Like Carter’s case with the Grizzlies, it all depends as well on the how the Raptors do for the coming season. It also depends on how the roster shapes up for next season.

Dwane Casey has been doing a splendid job and taking in Carter may be nothing more than respect. If he is taken in, it is likely his last hurrah. Will the Raptors make room for “Vinceanity” one last time?

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