HoopsHype Vince Carter rumors

July 9, 2014 Updates

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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The Mavs were equally determined to keep Harris, making it clear that he was a priority when Mark Cuban met the 10-year veteran point guard in the opening minutes of free agency. That mutual love resulted in relatively easy negotiations. The Mavs hope the same holds true for sixth man Vince Carter. ESPN.com

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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

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