Vince Carter is officially a member of the Memphis Grizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies have officially introduced the recently signed Vince Carter:
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) July 14, 2014
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.