HoopsHype Vince Carter rumors

July 1, 2014 Updates

Another pair of graybeards is also on the Heat list: Shawn Marion of the Mavericks and teammate Vince Carter. Both players have expressed interest in the team, and the feeling is said to be mutual. Sporting News

June 30, 2014 Updates

There is strong mutual interest in Vince Carter's return to the Mavericks, but several playoff teams are expected to express interest in the 37-year-old swingman. ESPN.com

In Stotts’ system, he’d be a natural fit with his ability to stretch the defense with his long-range shooting ability. However, he would likely require the full midlevel being that he declined a player option of $6.8 million to become a free agent. Carter is “open” to the idea of coming to Portland and helping boost the bench up, we’re told by someone close to the veteran guard. Dallas is the clear frontrunner, but his mind is nowhere near made up. CSNNW.com

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There is mutual interest in re-signing valued role players Vince Carter, Devin Harris and Shawn Marion, and one of them could get the cap-room midlevel exception that went to Ellington last summer, which would not impact cap space. The exact amount of financial flexibility the Mavs have this summer is to be determined, but it will be more than enough to bid aggressively in free agency. ESPN.com

Be advised that Carter has been very happy in Dallas these past three seasons. Very happy. He's emerged as the emotional leader of Dirk Nowitzki's team at this late stage of his career and, by all accounts, wants to re-sign with Dallas. The Mavs, furthermore, are said to be just as interested in signing the 37-year-old to a new deal, especially after Carter capped his bargain three-year, $9 million pact with a a turn-back-the-clock series against the Spurs. ESPN.com

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Neither he nor anybody else knows if this season will produce a return to the postseason. But Carter does know two things. This team is better than last year’s. And he desperately wants to hang around to see this rebuilding project through to the end. Or at least next season. “I think I’ve earned the right to stick around,” Carter said. Dallas Morning News

He hopes it is a no-brainer that he re-signs with the Mavericks. “My fingers are crossed,” he said. “Next year might be even better. We can attract some more people, more talent. Now I know my role, and I know the system, it’s second nature to me now. I know the city very well. I’m stepping out, going to SMU games and getting out and about. I’m very comfortable here. “I like the guys. I like the nucleus we have here. With my role and the way I play and the way I go about things, it really helps guys here. And they like that. Hopefully, that’s enough so that they can still have trust in me enough to play significant minutes and help the other guys out.” Dallas Morning News

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