By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
When Vince Carter suits up for the 2019-20 season, it’ll be his last. It’ll also be his 22nd-year in the NBA.
Carter will set the record with his 22nd record. He breaks the tie with Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Garnett, who played 21 seasons.
“I got one more in me,” Carter said on ESPN’s “The Jump.” “One more run in me.”
Host Rachel Nichols jokes with Carter about his announcement.
“Three years ago, you told me two more years,” she said. “Two years ago, you told me two more years.”
The 42-year-old Carter assured her this will be it.
“I’m at one,” he said. “Last one.”
Carter will also play out the final year of his two-year deal that he signed with the Atlanta Hawks.
He was the fifth overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft. He was drafted by the Golden State Warriors, then traded with cash to the Toronto Raptors for his former college teammate Antawn Jamison.
In his NBA career, besides playing for the Raptors, he also played for the New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, and the Hawks.
This past season with the Hawks, he appeared in 76 games, including nine starts. He averaged 7.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 17.5 minutes per game.
In his career, he has made 1,481 appearances, including 983 starts. He has a career average of 17.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 30.7 minutes per game.