Kings Sign Vince Carter

JULY 10th, 6:00pm: The signing is official, according to a team press release.

JULY 6, 7:36pm: The Kings have agreed to a one-year, $8MM deal with Vince Carter, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reports (Twitter link).

Mar 27, 2017; Sacramento, CA, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter (15) during the first quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

The 40-year-old swingman previously said he would like to play two more seasons in the league. Many assumed he would opt to join a contender in hopes of winning a ring. Instead, he’ll join Sacramento and become a veteran mentor for its young squad.

Carter isn’t the only veteran the Kings have added this week. George Hill and Zach Randolph both agreed to come to Sacramento. The organization has eight players on rookie contracts, as ESPN’s Bobby Marks tweets, so balancing the roster with veterans seems to be the team’s latest priority.

Carter played a key role for Memphis during the final year of a three-year contract last season. He averaged 8.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.

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17 thoughts on “Kings Sign Vince Carter

  1. kpatcal

    Not a chance! They are good character vets to mentor their youth. Even with Utah and Clippers taking big off-season hits, both rosters are still stronger than Sacramento’s roster.

  2. Surprised Carter didn’t try to take a cheaper contract and latch on with a championship contender.

    • halos101

      i was too but then i saw the 8 million deal. tough to say no to that i would guess

    • kylewait89

      I think he may still end up on a contender at the AS break. He could help mentor and ifmthe Kings are inclined, trade him to a team that needs his services if he keeps playing well.

    • He wants to play two more years. Maybe he’ll go the contender route next year?

  3. formerlyz

    Was hoping he’d end up in GS, but he deserved the payday after the season he had last year

  4. Thronson5

    I wonder what this team will actually do next season. They’ve definitely gotten better through the draft and free agency

    • halos101

      he’s using open cap space to get good veteran leaders. He’s actually doing a good job

        • AGAVE

          Well, I’m certain its gained the attention of alot of West Coast teams and fan base

      • CriminalMethod

        I was thinking the same thing. Vlade drafted well and is getting good vets to mentor the young guys. He’s doing a pretty good job.

  5. mattgarcia2324

    Im not sure which i like less money hungry vets who are willing to suck to secure the bag or guys who take extreme pay cuts to play for a contender.

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