HoopsHype Vince Carter rumors

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The Memphis Grizzlies signed free agent Vince Carter to a multi-year contract, the team announced today. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. NBA.com

The Memphis Grizzlies aren't going away anytime soon. Two weeks after the Grizzlies came to terms with forward Zach Randolph on an extension that will keep him on board through 2017, they added another capable veteran: Vince Carter. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed that Carter will join the Grizzlies on a three-year, $12 million deal, with only $2 million guaranteed in the third year. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced. USA Today Sports

A source told ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon that Carter informed the Mavs that he would return to Dallas for a two-year deal worth $8 million, but the Mavs could only offer that if the Rockets exercised their right to match the offer to Parsons. Memphis no longer wanted to wait on its own free agent, Mike Miller, who has as strong interest in joining LeBron James with Cleveland, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

July 11, 2014 Updates

Since they know the exact dollar amounts they have to work with now, on Friday, the Mavericks are expected to finalize the three-year deal agreed to with Dirk Nowitzki last week. After his deal — presumed to be for $10 million a year — is done, the Mavericks will focus on Devin Harris, then Vince Carter. “Those are ongoing, and everything at this stage is kind of inter-related,” Nelson said of negotiations with those players. “We certainly don’t expect any hiccups or issues. Certainly, Dirk is first and foremost, and the other guys in our locker room are right behind him. Our focus is on getting those guys back.” Dallas Morning News

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The Dallas Mavericks don't believe that signing Chandler Parsons to a huge offer sheet will cost them a chance to keep Vince Carter. A source said the Mavs are still optimistic about re-signing their sixth man. However, the three-year deal worth more than $45 million for Parsons would use the Mavs' remaining cap space if the Houston Rockets don't exercise their right to match the offer to the restricted free agent small forward. ESPN.com

The Mavs are hopeful Carter will agree to take the cap room exception of $2.73 million, the source said. That's not the kind of offer the 37- year-old sixth man hoped to get after being a Mavs bargain the last three seasons, when he averaged a little more than $3 million per year. But Carter has made it clear that he'd prefer to continue playing in Dallas, and the Mavs have successfully convinced Dirk Nowitzki and Devin Harris to agree to re-sign on team-friendly terms. ESPN.com

It's not clear what kind of market there is for Carter. The Miami Heat and Portland Trail Blazers are among the teams to express interest in him, but they've committed their $5.3 midlevel exceptions to other players. The Toronto Raptors and Oklahoma City Thunder have also been connected to Carter. ESPN.com

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