Apr 30, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter (25) reacts after a shot against against the San Antonio Spurs in game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. The Spurs won 109-103. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Grizzlies officially introduce Vince Carter

Vince Carter is officially a member of the Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies have officially introduced the recently signed Vince Carter:

 

 

Carter is a great pickup for Memphis as he provides both veteran leadership and scoring.  He last played for the Dallas Mavericks, who were hoping to re-sign him, but were unable to because of an offer sheet they had extended to Chandler Parsons.  Carter will probably come off the Grizzlies’ bench, but he could potentially find himself starting at small forward on occasion.  Carter will help spread the floor for big men Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, who can then operate down low and distribute the ball back out to the perimeter.

Carter’s arrival shows the Grizzlies’ commitment to putting together a contender now, since Carter is closing in on retirement.  His ability to improve his shooting has extended his career much longer than most players, and for his age he has still been very productive.

Signing Vince Carter was a smart move both fiscally and statistically, and it should pay off come next season.

Carter averaged 11.9 points and 24.4 minutes per game last season.  He also appeared in all but one (81) of the Mavericks regular season games.

 

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