Dwyane Wade, at age 37, will walk away from the NBA at the end of this season. He has had an emotional and deserved farewell tour.
Dirk Nowitzki, age 40, will probably walk away from the NBA at the end of this season, although he seems to be re-thinking that idea a little.
Vince Carter, age 42, thinks he has another year in him.
Carter was on ESPN’s Pardon The Interruption and said:
“Yeah, I think I could stretch it out one more … I think I could give it another year, so why not? We’ll see what happens.”
Carter is on a one-year contract with the Hawks, a team would need to sign him
Carter is averaging 16 minutes a night for the Hawks this season, averaging 7.1 points per game, shooting 40.9 percent from three on 3.9 attempts per game, and he’s been a solid bench player. A lot of former stars cannot adjust to accepting a role later in their career when their skills have faded, but Carter has been the model of how to do that and be a mentor to young players such as Trae Young.
Plus, every once in a while he turns back the clock for a dunk and we are reminded how much fun he is to watch.
If Carter has another season in him, that’s just good for us as fans.