The Raptors will release Anthony Carter if they can't find a trade partner in the next week and a half, according to Doug Smith of the Toronto Star. The move would reduce Toronto's roster to 14 players.
Carter, who signed with the Raptors prior to the season for the veteran's minimum, has seen very limited playing time in Toronto this season. The 36-year-old has averaged 2.0 PPG and 1.4 APG in 8.7 MPG over 24 contests, and hasn't seen the floor in three March games for the club.
According to Smith, the move isn't necessarily a precursor to another transaction, though it would leave a roster spot open for a 10-day signing or trade. The Raptors just prefer to give their young players more court time and give Carter the opportunity to catch on with a contender.