In a shocking turn of events on Wednesday afternoon, the Atlanta Hawks reportedly agreed to terms with Vince Carter, who will play his 21st NBA season with the club.
Free agent Vince Carter has agreed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks, league source tells ESPN. Hawks want Carter around its young locker room.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 25, 2018
Carter will play on a veteran’s minimum contract that pays him $2.4 million, though the Hawks are only on the hook for $1.5 million of that total, as the CBA dictates for veterans playing on one-year minimum contracts.
Vince Carter has agreed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told The Athletic.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 25, 2018
An eight-time All-Star, Carter steps into the Hawks’ locker room having experienced everything there is to experience in the NBA and will be a strong leader for the very young team. He’s been around the league longer than Trae Young and Kevin Huerter have been on Planet Earth — he was drafted two months before either of them were born — and brings a vast array of knowledge and wisdom to aid in their development, both on and off the court.
While it’s not expected that Carter will play much, he will be able to play stopgap minutes at both wing positions if the Hawks hit an injury crisis at some point throughout the year.