View Full Version : ESPNDallas: Vince Carter returns to Mavs

07-17-2012, 11:03 AM

The Dallas Mavericks have exercised their option on Carter's full $3.1 million salary, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Saturday was the deadline to either go all in or buy out the 35-year-old swingman at a reduced rate.

Carter signed a three-year deal with the Mavs last December with the final two years partially guaranteed. He could still be included in a trade later to clear cap space.

Carter, who will be entering his 15th year, started 40 of 61 games last season at shooting guard and also saw time at small forward. He averaged 10.1 points and 3.3 rebounds.

Carter shot 41.1 percent from the floor and his 36.1-percent shooting from 3-point range ranked third on the team.

Carter said he enjoyed his one season in Dallas and wanted to return.

"Absolutely and they know that," Carter said. "When you establish something you don't want to get moved."

The Mavericks also have interest in free agent shooting guard Brandon Roy and the feeling is mutual, a source with knowledge of the player's thinking confirmed Saturday.

Roy has a list of five finalists, according to a Yahoo! Sports report earlier Saturday. According to the report, the finalists include the Mavs, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Roy and his agent plan to meet with representatives from those teams this coming week, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Roy, 27, who has been plagued by knee injuries, decided to retire after the 2011-12 season. But, he has undergone the platelet-rich plasma therapy that helped Kobe Bryant and wants to make a comeback.

07-17-2012, 11:05 AM
Old news

07-17-2012, 11:06 AM
Their bench is STRONG

07-17-2012, 11:06 AM
Weird this was just written, I think they had to do this before July 1st

O, this was on July 1st

07-17-2012, 11:10 AM
They probly just made it official official today I guess

07-17-2012, 11:11 AM
Hand them the Larry O'Brien trophy already.

07-17-2012, 11:18 AM
sorry jb

07-17-2012, 11:18 AM
Best dunker of all time IMO.

07-17-2012, 11:22 AM
So what

07-17-2012, 01:08 PM
retire please

07-17-2012, 01:38 PM
This is old news fam.

07-17-2012, 01:44 PM
Very old... but still good news to me. Wonder what happens with Roy or did I miss it? I think he's off of the Dallas board.

07-17-2012, 01:55 PM
retire please

vince carter still thinks and takes dumb shots like he is young again

07-17-2012, 02:46 PM
Can he still dunk?

07-17-2012, 02:57 PM
Can he still dunk?


07-17-2012, 03:55 PM
Can he still dunk?

ohhhh yes

07-17-2012, 04:12 PM
dont hate.

so much hate on a dude who brought the league sooo much

07-17-2012, 04:16 PM
even though his game has taken a nose dive, he can still shoot the ball pretty well and he can still throw it down.

07-17-2012, 04:18 PM
All the time in my life I'm fascinated by how many ppl are joining a conversation about something/somebody and judging it by actually not knowing anything that stands in a relevance conjunction with the content.