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February 26, 2015 Updates

Marc J. Spears: Grizzlies injured F Vince Carter (foot) is hoping to return to practice in 7 to 10 days, a source told Yahoo. Return to games timeframe TBD. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

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Griz swingman Vince Carter has a partially torn tendon in his left foot and will forgo surgery. Carter, 38, will wear a boot for stabilization and begin rehabilitation immediately. The Grizzlies’ medical staff is expected to evaluate Carter weekly to track the healing. Memphis Commercial Appeal

January 31, 2015 Updates
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Memphis enjoyed a 33-point lead in the second half but did so without injured swingman Vince Carter. The 17-year veteran left with a left foot injury before halftime. Carter, who celebrated his 38th birthday on Monday, will undergo an MRI Friday to determine the extent of his injury. The fear is Carter might have a fracture. Memphis Commercial Appeal

January 25, 2015 Updates
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Carter won’t commit to playing beyond his current contract. He will be a 19-year veteran when this deal expires and admits the idea of playing 20 is intriguing. “I never would have imagined it,” Carter said. His production will dictate his future and, though limited, he still shows flashes of brilliance. Earlier this month, against San Antonio, Carter froze Tim Duncan with a hesitation dribble. He burst past Duncan with two long steps and threw a one-handed dunk down over him. Yes, old Vince is gone, but occasionally the old man can still get up. Sports Illustrated

To help, Carter has put in countless hours maintaining his body. He does regular leg work to try and keep as much of his spring as possible. He routinely lifts weights after practice. At home, he does daily light work- -- “Old man workouts,” Carter said- -- before practice to stay loose. The result: Carter played 81 games in each of his last two seasons in Dallas. “I work like hell to make sure my body is in top shape and I am able to last throughout the year,” Carter said. “The older Vince feels better at season’s end than I ever have before.” Sports Illustrated

December 21, 2014 Updates

Then, Henderson heard from Vince Carter, Tony Allen and several other players. No one would reveal how they learned about the incident. To a man, though, the players were eager to talk about why no one hesitated to help Henderson. “He’s dedicated to the Grizzlies. He’s always there when we need him,” Pondexter said. “We have to look out for our own. We say it’s a family around here, so we were looking out for a family member. I’ve had cars stolen. I didn’t grow up with any money, so I know how it is to be in that situation.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

November 20, 2014 Updates

Time heals all wounds. Just ask Vince Carter. After years of being roundly booed upon returning to Air Canada Centre, the former Toronto Raptors superstar received a standing ovation during a video tribute highlighting his time above the border. According to Raps play-by-play announcer Matt Devlin, scattered jeers turned to widespread and standing cheers as the segment was shown. Carter, a Memphis Grizzlies reserve, was understandably emotional: Dime

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October 20, 2014 Updates

Carter appreciates that the Mavs didn’t pass on him at a time when his stock wasn’t high after disappointing stints in Orlando and Phoenix. “[Mark] Cuban believed in me in the beginning when I guess a lot of people felt like I was just done or couldn’t play anymore,” Carter said. “I just got better and better. A lot of guys think when you get to that age, how can you get better? But I think I got better. I fit with this team. I think it worked and coach made it work. I was just glad to be a part of it.” ESPN.com

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