Toronto Raptors Looking To Bring ‘Vincanity’ Back Up North [Video]
The Toronto Raptors are still recovering from a crushing game 7 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
But that won’t stop them from looking into the future in free agency.
Marc Stein of ESPN is at it again, hinting at the team being interesting in upcoming free agent Vince Carter to give some veteran presence to the team and help market the new era of Raptors basketball.
Word is that the Raptors have been kicking around the idea of making a free-agent play this summer to try to bring Vince Carter “home” by trying to sign the former face of the franchise away from the Mavericks.
Be advised that Carter has been very happy in Dallas these past three seasons. Veryhappy. He’s emerged as the emotional leader of Dirk Nowitzki‘s team
Carter spent over six seasons with Toronto, becoming “Vincanity” and making a name for himself with the team. He was NBA Rookie of the Year, a 4x time all-star, and who can forget what he did during the 2000 Slam Dunk contest.
After becoming annoyed with the Raptors front office and head coach Sam Mitchell over the rebuilding philosophy the team was going through at that time, he was traded to the New Jersey Nets December 18, 2004.
This season, he averaged 11.4 points per game, 2.6 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Dallas Mavericks which just lost in game 7 of the first round of the NBA playoffs to the San Antonio Spurs.
In case you need some refreshing on Vince Carter’s tenure in Toronto, just check out some highlights below.