Anthony Carter RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
The Denver Nuggets have waived G Anthony Carter and G Ben Uzoh, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri announced today. The moves bring Denver’s roster to the NBA-maximum 15 players. Carter, 6-1, 190, averaged 4.3 points, 5.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds in three preseason games with the Nuggets.
Had a lengthy talk with Anthony Carter today, said he was offered a coaching spot three weeks ago but really wants to play the year out. He’s serving as a mentor for the young guys. Quincy Miller specifically credited him for helping him.
The Denver Nuggets will open training camp with 17 players after signing G Anthony Carter and G Ben Uzoh, Nuggets Vice President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri announced today.
After saying early this year that 2012-13 might be his last season, he now says his perfect scenario is to play two more years. “The only thing that is getting older is my age (as a number,’’ said Carter. “I’ve got low mileage. I can still help a team.’’ Carter’s agent, Bill Duffy, is searching for interested teams. Carter believes he can help a team as a third point guard and in a role as another assistant coach. Carter said he will start workouts next week at the Pepsi Center along with Coby Karl, George’s son who plays overseas, and several young Denver players.
Free-agent point guard Anthony Carter, 37, still has standing offer from Denver’s George Karl to become assistant under Karl when his playing days are over. Carter said he saw Karl earlier this summer, and was told that. Right now, though, Carter still wants to play.
Q: You mentioned it isn’t too late to sign a point guard for the playoffs. Who is available, who would you pick, and who would you cut to make room for him? — Tino. A: I would sign Anthony Carter, perhaps consider Antonio Daniels, and cut Eddy Curry. (Although I do appreciate the politics, with Eddy represented by the same firm as Wade, LeBron and Bosh.)
Chris Tomasson: Anthony Carter would have interest in returning to Miami but there has been no contact from Heat. “I definitely would go to Miami,” he said
Chris Tomasson: While somebody else could make waiver claim, Anthony Carter told me agent Bill Duffy talking to San Antonio and Minnesota on Carter signing.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets have reached out to the agent for point guard Anthony Carter. Could be an indication of buyout for Fisher. Carter played for McHale.
The Pacers did NOT acquire Anthony Carter as part of the deal that sent Leandro Barbosa to Indiana for a second round pick. The Pacers still have about $7 million in cap space and a roster spot available with about 20 minutes remaining before the trade deadline ends.
Sam Amick: Toronto was going to cut Anthony Carter if they didn’t trade him. Two sources say he’s in the deal to Indy.
Carter is not with the team. He has gone back home to Denver. But he has not been officially waived by the Raptors. Carter’s agent, Bill Duffy, is trying to find a team for his client to go to; he’s looking for a club that may be interested in a veteran guard for help and depth with a playoff run. IF Duffy can find a taker, one of three scenarios will unfold with Carter: – he’ll be waived before the trade deadline – he’ll be waived right after the trade deadline – he’ll be included in a trade (either on his own or with another member of the Raps)
Carter served his purpose in a 37-game stint with the Raptors, providing some veteran leadership and filling in as an emergency third-string point guard. But a desire to use even more youth and wanting to let Carter see if he can hook up with a playoff-bound team if he’s eventually released, led to Tuesday’s move. The source said there was no one moment that precipitated the move – Carter’s missed the last three games with a stomach muscle problem – and that Carter had done what was expected of him in helping “change the culture” around the team.
The Anthony Carter era with the Raptors lasted less than a season. The Raptors are going to try to either move the veteran guard in some transaction or release him in the next week and a half, according to a team source.
The Raptors have had all kinds of opportunities to reconnect with Lin since that pre-draft crash but for various reasons and circumstances, it just never happened. But it almost did. It almost did just a month or so ago. Earlier this NBA season, with the New York Knicks in complete disarray and relationships rather friendly between Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni, interim general manager Glen Grunwald, and Colangelo, there had been some serious talk about a deal for one of the Raptors’ point guards. No one will say who approached whom about what, but if you play the elimination game, it was probably the veteran Anthony Carter, who was supposed to be heading to New York.
“Me and George have been talking about it for the last two years about me coaching with him, so I’m looking forward to that experience and that challenge,” Carter said. “I’ve been talking to Sam Cassell (of Washington) about how it is, and with Tyronn Lue with Boston. Those are guys who I played (against).”
Carter played with the Heat from 1999-2003, and is now with his sixth NBA team in 13 seasons. But his days of returning to Miami as a player are winding down. “Probably one year and then I’ll start coaching,” Carter, 36, said of his plan to retire after next season and become an NBA assistant.
Speaking of former Heat relics still ticking, yes, that is Anthony Carter, at 36, making a go of it in the Toronto Raptors’ backcourt. “He’s like an old pair of socks,” new Raptors coach Dwane Casey told the Toronto media. “Every place that he’s been he’s always started out as a third guard and, by the end of the day, he just moves his way up and earns his minutes.”
Ryan Wolstat: Anthony Carter considered New York, Chicago, Denver, but chose Toronto. More minutes and leadership role
Dwane has been raving about Jamaal Magloire with respect to practice habits, teaching ability and leadership and I know they expect the same thing from Anthony Carter, who I’m told is a consummate pro who is familiar with Casey from the time they spent together in Minnesota and who can be an extension of a coach in the locker room and on the bench.
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Aaron J. Lopez: Free agent Anthony Carter says he’s not sure where he’ll play this season but would welcome return to #Nuggets.
Point guard Anthony Carter is a free agent and intrigued the coaching staff. They could buy out Renaldo Balkman’s final two years. The oft-injured Ronny Turiaf has a player option of $4.3 million that he’s likely to exercise, but the Knicks also could buy him out. Rookie point guard Andy Rautins also may be released to open a roster spot.
The Knicks lost, 101-89, Sunday and were swept from the Eastern Conference playoffs. But they did not go down without a fight, and Carter was the main reason why. Carter helped slow down Rajon Rondo and sparked a dramatic second-half comeback that fell short. “I was just sick and tired of seeing (Rondo) walk the ball up the court and come down and shoot all series,” Carter said. “That was my whole mind-set when I went into the game, try and turn it up and make him do something different than he had done all series.”
Speaking of (Anthony) Carter, he told me before the series that he wasn’t sure what was next for his career after this season. Rod Boone asked him if he would want to come back to the Knicks. Carter did show a lot of toughness and savvy and could be a valuable veteran to have down the bench.
Chris Tomasson: Anthony Carter safe from a candidate to be waived by NY after he had nice game Sunday. Said Knicks won’t hesitate to play 2 points same time
Chris Tomasson: Just talked to Anthony Carter. Said waived no-trade clause in Melo deal because wants to become a coach, didn’t want to “burn any bridges.”