Vince Carter, at 42 years young, is still a capable NBA player, but late into the offseason the perennial All-Star forward is still without an NBA team for the upcoming season, which he has already announced will be his last.
While he doesn't have a team right now, it's widely expected he will have one by the time training camp begins in September. Here are three potential landing spots for the future Hall of Famer.
3. San Antonio Spurs
Gregg Popovich is one of the top basketball minds in the game today, and is arguably the best head coach in the league. He's always attracted like-minded players and Carter certainly fits that bill, especially after 21 seasons in the NBA. Popovich has also proven to be someone who can get the most out of players, even in the twilight of their careers. After all, he did win a title over a Big 3 Miami Heat team with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli all well past their primes. With the Spurs having some young talent now, Carter could come in and again assume that mentor role while also playing for one of the best coaches in the world.
2. Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers went from playoff contenders to the favorite to win the NBA Championship in one fell swoop when they coincided the signing of Kawhi Leonard with the trade for Paul George. Carter has had plenty of opportunity to chase rings over the last five or six years of his career, but he has chosen to play for seemingly worse teams while serving as a mentor for young players. In his final year, he could ditch all of that and give it one last chance at a ring in what would be a perfect ending and cherry on top to a resume that's missing only that.
1. Toronto Raptors
What a homecoming this would be! The perfect bookend to one of the more exciting NBA careers in recent memory. Carter heading back to where it all began, where he was made famous, where he was dubbed "Air Canada." The Raptors themselves are looking at a rebuild of sorts after winning the NBA Championship last season, as they watched the Leonard walk out the door for his own homecoming in Los Angeles. Bringing Carter back could be a welcomed distraction from their team likely not competing for a championship again this season.
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